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Millennial employees seek new benefits this fall

Nearly two-thirds of millennials surveyed for a new MetLife report say this year’s open enrollment is more important than last year’s, and two in three say they plan to elect new benefits this year, compared to about one in three baby boomers.

Health costs to grow 4.7%

Employers expect health benefit costs to rise 4.7% on average in 2022 compared to 2021.

SHRM: Pandemic reshaped benefits landscape in 2020

Employers expanded benefits that support employee health and wellbeing in remote and hybrid workplaces, with increased attention to parental leave and family caregiving duties.

Benefits: Employers retool to attract talent, foster DEI

Willis Towers Watson’s 2021 Benefits Trends Survey found that more than two-thirds of employers plan to differentiate and customize their benefit programs over the next two years, a sharp increase from just 23% today.

Snapshot: Who offers education benefits?

Organizations with 500 or more employees are most likely to offer education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, a 529 plan or student-loan repayment.

Employer-provided benefits are key to health, resilience

Employers have a powerful role to play in helping employees achieve healthier lifestyles and the resiliency required to thrive in challenging times, according to a new report by the Mercer consulting firm.

If employee is fired for refusing vaccine, can he still collect unemployment?

As more employers mandate the vaccine for their workers, some employees are asking an important question: If I’m fired for refusing my company’s vaccine mandate, would I still qualify for unemployment?

Got 50 employees but fewer than 100 employees and a vaccination problem? Then beware the ACA

The Affordable Care Act has specific rules on wellness plans, affordable coverage and free-rider penalties. These demand your immediate attention.

Snapshot: Remote mental health benefits increased in 2020

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, employers responded to the pandemic by adding wellness benefits employees can access remotely.

FSAs, HSAs, HRAs: Decoding the alphabet soup of group health plan add-on accounts

Almost all health plans offer add-on accounts—health flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts or health reimbursement accounts. You need to know how these accounts differ so you can communicate about them to employees. Here are the basics.