How to Control Employee Dishonesty

August 1, 2017
One in every 27 employees was apprehended for theft from their employer in 2016, according to the 29th Annual Retail Theft Survey. 53,786 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2016, up 9.3% from 2015. Employee dishonesty is the most important crime coverage for most businesses. Most basic... Find out more »

Asthma and Allergies: How Companies Can Breathe Easier

About one in four Americans suffers from asthma today. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates the annual cost of asthma at about $56 billion. Direct costs, such as hospital stays, accounted for nearly $50.1 billion, while indirect costs, such as lost pay, accounted for $5.9... Find out more »

How to Make Dental Coverage More Accessible to Older Americans

Experts agree that steps must be taken to make dental care coverage more accessible and affordable for older Americans. Fortunately, there are several solutions available. The Crisis A 2016 Oral Health America report states that retirees are less likely to seek dental care if they have no... Find out more »

Voluntary Benefits: The Upside of Giving Employees a Choice

Many employers rely on a robust benefit package to attract and retain employees. The challenge is determining which benefits will appeal to a diverse employee base. The best solution for many employers is customization. A benefits package that goes beyond the usual medical, dental and vision... Find out more »

A New Trend: Runners Get Discounts on Life Insurance

Perhaps you’ve seen the ad on Facebook or elsewhere, noting runners have a “35 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality” and may be eligible for life insurance discounts. In light of research revealing the health benefits of running—lower blood pressure, cholesterol and ratio of weight... Find out more »

It’s the Law: Benefits You Must Provide Employees

Employers have a lot of options for increasing the appeal of their benefits plans. But there are also certain minimums to comply with — benefits required by law. Here is a list of benefits required by either the federal government or by state governments. Required The federal government... Find out more »

Bill Would ‘Alter the Legal Landscape’ for Workplace Wellness Programs

June 28, 2017
A bill that members of Congress are considering would substantially change federal rules governing workplace wellness programs, lifting limits on the inducements that can be used to persuade workers to provide personal health information, according to a brief by the Kaiser Family... Find out more »

Service Animals, Assistance Animals, Therapy Animals—What’s the Law?

Guide dogs and service dogs have helped individuals with disabilities navigate life for decades. Now you also see assistance animals, therapy animals and emotional support animals. What’s the difference and what’s the law? Many people legitimately need service, support or therapy animals,... Find out more »

How Employers Can Curb a ‘Hidden Workplace Epidemic,’ Save Money and Boost Productivity

Every day, 60 people die from opioid pain medications in America. That’s 22,000 people every year. Opioids are being overprescribed and they’re now the #1 cause of unintentional death in the United States. Not surprisingly, this “hidden epidemic” is impacting businesses. The National Safety... Find out more »

Millennials Driving Growth of Health Savings Accounts

As more employers offer high-deductible health plans amid rising healthcare costs, health savings accounts are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace — especially among millennials. In 2016, less than a third of eligible millennials under the age of 26 participated in an HSA, but that... Find out more »