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Why Provide a Total Compensation Statement? It’s All in the W-2.

January 10, 2012


New requirements on reporting healthcare costs on employees' W-2 forms may cause some employers to think of the W-2 as a replacement for a total compensation statement. Doing so, however, would be a mistake.

Survey: Employees Lack Understanding of Their Benefit Plans

December 15, 2011


A new survey from payroll company ADP finds that HR professionals believe that 4 out of 10 employees lack a full understanding of their employee benefits.

Open Enrollment and Total Compensation

November 28, 2011


Choosing well during open enrollment is one important way to maximize your total compensation package.

Open Enrollment Ideas

May 18, 2011


In anticipation of the coming open enrollment season, here are several articles that benefits and HR professionals should find helpful as they prepare for the big event: From Employee Benefit News: Covering all bases: Preparing for open enrollment, part 1 Two from Workforce Management: Employers Ending the Paper Chase by Communicating Benefits Online Four Creative, […]

MetLife Study: Growing Disconnect on Employee Loyalty, Satisfaction

March 29, 2011


MetLife's 9th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends finds a growing disconnect between employees and employers on employee engagement and loyalty.

More on Working Longer

March 28, 2011


I came across an article today that provides a good follow-up to my post last week on older people in the workforce. The article, “Low Savings Force Many to Put Off Retirement,” includes some interesting statistics from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI): More than 73 percent of Americans in their late 50s are now […]

Living Longer, Working Longer

March 18, 2011


Longer lifespans along with projected shortfalls in pension funding mean that many of us should be expecting to work until more advance ages than earlier generations.