Companies Share Tax Savings With Workers
A minority but growing number of employers give employees bonuses and raises based on this year's tax windfall; Visa leads the way with huge 401(k) boost.
Uncertainty Flares Again for Health Benefits
Following this week's elections, CFOs are again in the dark about the outlook for the cost, delivery, and quality of company-sponsored health care.
Reassessing the Pension Protection Act
For all the good the PPA has done for plan participants, there are some unfortunate unintended consequences of the law.
New Cures for Health Costs
Innovative ways to engage employees offer hope for bringing health care spending under control.
Pension Sponsors Juggle Derisking Strategies
With many pension plans too low-funded to justify aggressive fixed-income investment, lump-sum buyouts and annuities are popular derisking strategies.
Weighty New Conundrum for Pension Plan Sponsors
With PBGC premiums soaring, sponsors face more pressure to fund up their plans. General Motors' response: do it with debt-issuance proceeds.
Caution: Human Capital Reporting Zone
Thorny issues muddy the outlook for companies to expand what they publicly report about their workforce.
Hike in Health-Care Costs Sinks to 20-Year Low
Costs for large companies rose just 3.2% this year, according to Aon Hewitt.
More Companies Opting for Private Health Exchanges
Mercer, perhaps a bellwether for growth in the private exchange space, will have 31% more active-employee exchange clients in 2016.
Salary Increases Give Way to Variable Pay Hikes
Companies are allocating more of their payroll budgets to compensation vehicles that don't add fixed, ongoing costs.
Could Insurer Consolidation Check Health Costs?
It may be counterintuitive, but combinations like Aetna's planned purchase of Humana could lead to lower pricing from medical providers.