Bush tax cuts dash Obama’s 529 plans
The White House gave up on its plan to end the 529 tax break Tuesday, six days before it was to be included in the president’s Feb. 2 budget proposal.
What benefits employees want...
That old and oft-chronicled disconnect between the benefits offered to employees and the benefits they’d actually like to have could be undercutting engagement at work.
Supreme Court rules against retirees in benefits case
The high court delivers a victory for employers, raising questions about union contracts that promise lifetime health benefits for retirees.
Wages growing faster than expected
Data from the Principal Financial Group finds that U.S. employment and wage growth is improving faster than expectations.
A quarter of HR pros ready to jump ship
A new survey of HR professionals from Harvey Nash found that two-thirds of those surveyed were less than enthusiastic about their jobs, and that a quarter are ready to jump ship within the year.
Wellness plans more popular than flex programs
Corporations are offering more opportunities for employees to participate in wellness plans, and at the same time they are more generous with workplace flexibility options, according to SHRM data.
Measles threatens comeback
Measles could once again become native in the United States, disease experts worry, as an outbreak in California linked to Disneyland has put a spotlight on a growing failure to vaccinate that’s helping the disease to spread.
A third of employees work when sick
One-third of U.S. workers hesitate to call in sick to work when they are ill, consumer product manufacturer Procter & Gamble found in a recent survey.
Employers turn to CDHC plans to control costs
Consumer-driven health plans are increasingly helping control costs at companies that provide employee health insurance.
Obama makes case for child care
President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to increase subsidies to parents of young children and expand access to early childhood education, describing child care as an burden on young workers.