Benefits

News and Articles About Benefits

The Obamacare Advantage No One Is Talking About
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The Obamacare Advantage No One Is Talking About

Small business owners who don't offer health insurance to employees can use the new law to their benefit, even if they are exempt from the Affordable Care Act.
Trent Bryson
The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014
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The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

A positive work environment, intelligent co-workers and great benefits (free yoga!) make these 10 companies the most exciting places to work for in 2014, as rated by the employees themselves.
Laura Entis
Startups Eschew the Made in America Label
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Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.
Cindy Augustine
How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?
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How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

When Pennsylvania State University's employees refused to fill out a wellness questionnaire and penalties set in, the uproar got national attention. Here's how to avoid a similar revolt among your staff.
Matt Faustman
Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare
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Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare

The downsides of the Affordable Care Act may be plentiful, but the pros might just outweigh them in the end. Here, entrepreneurs and health-care watchers weigh in.
Rebekah Iliff
How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk
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How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk

Lessons on how to build an employee wellness program from Penn State's recent misstep, to three companies who are getting it right.
Entrepreneur Staff
How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)
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How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)

It's a struggle to balance work, finances and vacation. How do Americans manage their time off?
Kate Taylor
Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth
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Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

Despite what defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act claim, business owners report that they are cutting jobs and hours because of the new law.
Scott Shane
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First
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Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
Arlene Weintraub
Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?
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Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
Gwen Moran
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy
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The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
Gwen Moran
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan
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Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
Arlene Weintraub
Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk
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Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk

Though controversial and full of risks, startups are hoping Bitcoin will help them reel in top talent.
Andrea Huspeni
DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business
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DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

The Supreme Court voted to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Here's a look at some of the ways it could affect your business.
Catherine Clifford