Defined contribution healthcare is arguably the emerging health benefits trend of the year -- and unarguably one of the most talked about. If you're a regular reader you know we write about defined contribution healthcare a lot. What have been the most insightful, helpful, controversial, and buzz-worthy articles on defined contribution healthcare this year? We've compiled a list of our top 10 defined contribution healthcare articles in 2013.
In a new website release this week, employees, brokers, small businesses, and consumers can now window-shop for specific health insurance plans on the federally run health insurance marketplace, healthcare.gov - without having to start an application.
With the end of the year approaching, many small businesses owners and HR professionals are immersed in 2014 planning and strategy. Need some inspiration? Here's a look at our top five small business HR articles of 2013.
How would you change ObamaCare to improve health insurance in the US? Assuming repealing the law is off the table, which reforms to the current law would ease the burden on small businesses, brokers, employees, and the public?
For small and medium businesses, now is the time to drop group health insurance. While the rates of health insurance costs have slowed again, many forecasts are predicting an uptick in 2014 and 2015. Some industry experts say we're in a calm before the storm.
As the year comes to an end, here's a look at our top small business health insurance articles of 2013. These represent our most read, most commented on, and most shared articles on small business health insurance this year. Topics include ObamaCare, defined contribution, small business owner health insurance, and an infographic on small business health insurance.
In November 2013, the administration says approximately 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the online federal exchange (healthcare.gov). This was a four-fold increase from October, even as a team of programmers and contractors were undergoing fixes and improvements to the website.
Employers with over 50 employees are trying to figure out how to deal with the Affordable Care Act's 2015 "employer mandate" which requires applicable large employers to either offer health insurance, or else pay a tax penalty. While the employer mandate has been delayed until 2015, many employers are strategizing their approach now - asking "Should we play, pay, or play differently?" and "What are the pros and cons to each strategy?"
Employee satisfaction and engagement. It's not just about making employees happy - it's about making the right employees happy. It's about engaging employees to drive the business forward. With high levels of employee engagement, employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the business, and put voluntary effort into their work.
A vital part of any successful business is attracting and retaining productive, happy employees. Whether it’s a competitive salary, professional growth, or a rewarding office environment, employee satisfaction is an important ingredient to a profitable business. Identifying what incentives and best practices attract and keep the top talent happy, however, can be difficult to pin-point.
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