Comp & Benefits


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    Why EAPs go unused despite growing mental health awareness

    Many factors contribute to the historic underutilization of employee assistance programs, despite their value as an access point to quality care.

    By Dec. 1, 2023
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    BNY Mellon to boost minimum hourly wage to $22.50 in March

    The bank is also expanding the mental health resources, to allow for up to 12 no-cost therapy sessions annually, up from five, BNY Mellon said Friday.

    By Dan Ennis • Dec. 1, 2023
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    Inside the rapidly changing world of employee benefits

    When employers look for innovative ways to attract and retain workers while simultaneously cutting costs, benefits tend to emerge as the answer.

    By HR Dive staff
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    Adoption benefits on the rise

    More than a third of U.S. companies offer paid adoption leave, per a SHRM benefits survey.

    By Nov. 29, 2023
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    What drives worker fulfillment? Cash, apparently.

    A strained economy has workers going back to the fundamentals.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Average per-worker cost of health benefits rose by 5.2% in 2023: survey

    Inflation is a contributor to the increase, but rising prescription drug costs are likely to have a longer-term impact, according to a Mercer report.

    By Emily Olsen • Nov. 22, 2023
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    Subaru to raise wages after similar moves by nonunionized automakers

    The decision impacts Subaru’s sole U.S. assembly plant in Lafayette, Indiana, which employs over 5,600 workers.

    By Eric Walz • Nov. 20, 2023
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    Walgreens to close some stores for Thanksgiving, joining retail trend

    The company’s decision was based in part on employee feedback, an executive said Thursday.

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    7 stories on child care and the workplace

    The strain on working parents has received new attention recently.

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    Pet insurance is the ‘in vogue’ voluntary employee benefit

    Pet insurance transcends employer groups and industries, said Mercer’s voluntary benefits office leader.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Employers mull benefits coverage for weight-loss drugs after ‘exciting’ developments

    Recent news about medications Zepbound and Wegovy are promising, but health plans have questions, one consultant told HR Dive.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Massachusetts considers 4-day workweek incentive

    Companies would receive tax credits to offer employees four-day workweeks without a reduction in pay or benefits as part of a pilot program.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    DailyPay wage payments delayed due to Friday snafu

    The early wage access company didn’t immediately make some payments to workers because of a snag related to the Veterans Day holiday.

    By Lynne Marek • Nov. 14, 2023
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    Hyundai is raising wages 25% by 2028 for production workers

    The pay hikes will impact employees at the automaker’s assembly plant in Alabama and its electric vehicle factory in Georgia, which is under construction.

    By Eric Walz • Nov. 14, 2023
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    Student loan debt makes workers more likely to job hunt, ADP researchers find

    Repayment assistance — which gained steam in the years before the pandemic — may be one way employers can help as paused payments resume.

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    The public dislikes tip pools, Pew finds

    Tip pools have proved a controversial wage-and-hour topic, especially when back- and front-of-house staff are both included.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    CEO-worker pay gap rising and ‘bad for business’: report

    Recent research indicates CEO pay practices lead to governance issues as they spur “executive recklessness” such as mass layoffs, tax evasion and more that puts the economy at risk.

    By Zoya Mirza • Nov. 13, 2023
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    Aflac CHRO: ‘Be reasonable’ about return to work

    Be prepared to be flexible when implementing RTO policies, said Aflac’s CHRO Jeri Hawthorne.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Small businesses gain competitive edge from family-friendly benefits, report finds

    Smaller firms increasingly offer health coverage, parental leave and flexible work options, according to The Best Place for Working Parents.

    By Nov. 8, 2023
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    Healthcare financial strain is ‘widespread’ in US, study finds

    The analysis adds to a growing body of research highlighting the burden of healthcare costs in the U.S., even for families with higher incomes. 

    By Emily Olsen • Nov. 8, 2023
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    Construction groups sue over Davis-Bacon change

    The prevailing wage rule update went into effect Oct. 23, and it could mean higher hourly wages for workers on major federal projects.

    By Zachary Phillips • Nov. 8, 2023
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    ‘Good benefits’ helped with retention this year, Workhuman finds

    While interest in remote work may be waning, employees still say they want flexibility.

    By Nov. 7, 2023
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    Medicaid disenrollments pass 10M as states continue eligibility checks

    States have assessed the eligibility of 28 million Americans to date, and terminated coverage for 35% of them, according to the latest data from KFF.

    By Rebecca Pifer • Nov. 6, 2023
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    New fiduciary rule proposal takes aim at retirement plan ‘junk fees’

    The proposed rule would change the existing five-part test under ERISA to clarify when investment advice is considered fiduciary.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    Workers say they’re excluded from hybrid work discussions, yet it remains a must-have benefit

    Employees see certain benefits to being at the office, but nearly half still said they’d consider leaving their jobs if their employer reduced flexibility.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
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    IRS bumps 401(k) contribution limit to $23K for 2024

    The $500 increase comes amid widely felt inflation and rampant financial anxiety.

    By Nov. 1, 2023