Specialty drug costs to jump 23%
The cost of prescription drugs has risen steadily over the past decade and shows no sign of stopping.
Schools making great strides in offering healthy meals
The federal government has been fighting the national obesity crisis upstream, focusing since 2000 on healthier meals for school children. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers evidence that strategy may be working.
Cities, states embrace sick leave, minimum wage increase
Taking an election-season shot across the aisle, the White House has released a report that says because Republicans are bottling up certain Democratic sponsored bills, states and cities are moving ahead on the issues on their own.
Why paid parental leave is picking up steam
Some have noted that the move to expand family leave policies has mostly been adopted by tech firms and very large employers. But others think the popularity of the idea will result in it being adopted on a fairly wide scale.
EBRI modeling shows QLACs boost retirement readiness
Qualified longevity annuity contracts have the potential to significantly increase some 401(k) participants’ retirement readiness, according to new research.
Companies putting money into bonuses over salaries
American companies are spending more on compensation than they have in years, but you probably have to be top performer to expect a big raise.
Wellness implementation nearly doubles
Brokers are pushing wellness plans on their corporate clients, and they’re getting pretty good take-up on their offers.
Onboarding falling short
It's hard to avoid mishaps during the first days and weeks of a new job, and it's partially your boss's fault.
Retirement savings, physical health challenging for workers
They may be seeking more help for their investments than for their health, but that doesn’t mean that people are preparing adequately for retirement.
Cadillac tax threatening FSAs
There’s more data available that suggests that, unless the Cadillac tax is repealed, flexible spending accounts may be targeted for extinction.