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We know that open enrollment can be a stressful time for you and your employees but, it doesn’t have to be. If planned for in advance, open enrollment can be a positive and rewarding experience.
Effective communication is key to having a successful open enrollment season — especially if you’re holding virtual meetings.
Click HERE to download our Annual Open Enrollment Checklist.
Major changes to the existing California Family Rights Act (CFRA) took effect on January 1, 2021 and all California employers with 5 or more employees must follow the new CFRA rules.
Employers that fail to grant family, medical and parental leaves as required by federal and state law could have an expensive and damaging lawsuit on their hands.
Click HERE to download an informational chart on California Leave Laws regarding Leave Entitlement and Wage Replacement.
As most employers are aware, the state of California requires employers with five or more employees to either provide a private retirement savings plan for their employees or register for the state plan, known as CalSavers.
Along with the CalSavers program, there are many other types of retirement plans available to employers, such as a 401(k), 403(b) or defined benefit plans. You can download our brief on Choosing a Retirement Plan, which includes a comparison chart of options available.
Safety and health programs are about promoting positive wellbeing for your employees as well as preventing injury and illness.
Need some help getting started on a strategy for your business?
Click HERE to download our free 10 page checklist, designed for general industry employers, providing best practices for implementing Workplace Health and Safety programs.
Establish a workplace safety and health program as a core value of your organization.
If you are looking for recommendations on how to implement a Workplace Safety and Health program, we encourage you to follow the 10 steps indicated in our "Developing a Workplace Safety & Health Program" infographic.
Consistent communication to employees year-round will increase the likelihood of preventative care usage. And with the right communication, organizations can encourage even the most obstinate employees to take the first step towards a healthier future.
The process of creating and delivering a manageable and effective employee benefit communication program at your organization can be time-consuming, but by following some helpful tips and best practices, you can streamline the success of your program.
Our download regarding "Developing a Benefits Communication Program" may be of assistance to you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly reshaped the benefits industry.
An employer of choice is reacting to this new reality by addressing their employees real time needs through investing in new benefit options. It’s not just medical insurance that people need. Your employees are struggling with mental and financial health like no other time in recent history. You have the opportunity to rethink your employee benefits package and make one of your largest expenses bring a return on investment you’ve never known before. Don’t let this moment pass you by.
Check out our Benefit Insight for ideas on lowering employee stress through financial assistance programs.
A successful scam can wreak havoc on your business. Be it a costly data breach with legal consequences, a time-consuming project to restore data, or the embarrassment of public scrutiny when your employee’s or client’s private information is mishandled, cyberattacks have the ability to ruin companies.
To learn more, including simple steps to keep your business secure and other important security tips for your company and employees, download our Cyber Security HR Insights article.
Our Quickstart Guide: Managing Political Conversations and Supporting Employee Voting Rights discusses several topics and issues that may arise in the workplace and offers suggestions on how to deal with issues such as:
Research shows that nearly 80% of Americans consider their jobs stressful.
Managing stress is an important step to overall good health. Educate employees and help them lower their stress levels with these Workplace Wellness ideas.
Research shows malicious document downloads are surging!
This Cyber Risks & Liabilities article, explains the importance of educating your employees regarding new emerging phishing scams and provides cybersecurity considerations for hybrid work arrangements.
Pet insurance has been a trendy benefit offering in recent years and employers are proactively expanding their voluntary benefits to address these new trends and to meet the needs of a diverse workforce, especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Benefit Insights article, available for download, lists some reasons to offer pet insurance to your employees and also provides questions to consider asking potential insurance carriers, which may help you select the right provider.
Only 42% of Americans have calculated how much they need to save for retirement.
A large multi-million dollar retirement fund sounds great to everyone but, are you on track to hit your retirement goals with your 401(k)?
According to the 4% Rule (including its latest revisions), every million dollars saved should produce about $30,000 to $40,000 of annual retirement income. Still, most people are not anywhere near these numbers.
The median 401(k) balance is currently around $65,000 for 65-year-olds.
View or Download: "The Top 10 Ways to Save for Retirement".
Cybercriminals can easily target unprotected devices, such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones, in a data breach.
To ensure your information isn’t accessed and exploited by cybercriminals, consider these "Tips for Securing Your Personal Devices".
Work flexibility is consistently cited as a post-pandemic trend and some employers are already introducing hybrid work models in their reopening plans.
Do you have updated policies and procedures to account for new work models? Is your business safe from cybercrimes with your employees working both in the office and remotely?
Download our HR Insights on "Considering a Hybrid Work Model, the work model’s advantages and challenges, and tips for accommodating dispersed employees.
California Senate Bill 973, Pay Data Reporting, requires employers to file information about their employee's pay and work hours with DFEH every year.
New requirements apply to every private employer that:
• Has 100 or more employees, at least one of whom work in California; and
• Is required to file the federal Employer Information Report (EEO-1) with the U.S. EEOC.
Download this HR Compliance Overview on Workforce Pay and Data Requirements.
*Plan materials and participant communications must reflect the new limits.
Download this informational Compliance Bulletin, regarding the HSA/HDHP limits, including action items, that will help employers prepare for the 2022 plan year.
Many employers may worry about having too strict of a social media policy for their employees while some may not have a policy in place at all.
If done correctly, employees feel more comfortable making their posts when you have a social media policy that clearly defines your business’s values and expected tone.
We have created a guideline of information regarding Social Media Policies in the Workplace, available for download, that we hope you find beneficial.
The penalties for non-compliance can be hefty; both financially and culturally (organizationally speaking). Our infographic explains not only the fiscal penalties that can come from non-compliance, it contains a sort of “cheat sheet” on:
Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) is one of the rules the Affordable Care Act came up with to make sure health insurance carriers are using member premium dollars to pay for actual care and claims and other tools for its members.
For individual and small group plans, insurers must spend at least 80% of premium dollars on medical care and health care quality improvements. Large group plans must spend at least 85%. If the medical plans do not spend these threshold amounts, the insurance carriers must reimburse the affected members.
Many MLR Calculators have been created to help assist you in making the determination of how much money needs to be used for each participant/employee. Click the button below to Download one.
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