Category Archives: Benefits

Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Yesterday, the Treasury Department announced that employers will not be penalized for not offering health insurance… until 2015, that is. Apparently, there were so many difficulties popping up for employers compliance-wise that it would’ve been silly to go forward with … Continue reading

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Government Wellness Regulations: Costs

We’ve handled the government’s wellness program┬áregulations themselves. We’ve discussed the potential impacts. We’ve even gone over some examples of legal and illegal wellness programs under the new rules. So what’s left? When I discussed the examples of wellness programs in … Continue reading

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Wellness Programs, Benefits, and Wages

In an interview with WELCOA President David Hunnicutt, Wendy Lynch provided a disquieting revelation about the way corporate wellness programs are often administrated. “When you look at the economic studies, you’ll find evidence that every dollar that a company spends … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize Your Employees’ Progress?

The book 1501 Ways to Reward Employees (Bob Nelson, Ph.D.) was a spur-of-the-moment rental for me from my local library. After sinking just over an hour into it, and reading sixty pages or so, it hit me. Just as employees … Continue reading

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Incentives Matter

“If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for some milk.” It’s one of my favorite children’s books. The premise is simple: it’s a childish metaphor to warn against the “slippery slope.” Of course, that opening sentence … Continue reading

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