Workplace wellness initiatives can help employers across the country mitigate rising health care costs, but they can also help improve employee retention.
Promoting an empathetic work environment can better work performance, increase retention rates and employee satisfaction. This HR Insights discusses the many benefits of an empathetic workplace, as well as the steps to creating an empathetic work culture.
This HR Insights offers tips on how to implement a workplace change in a way that helps employees support and embrace the new changes.
Check out these five employee wellness trends that are shaping 2020.
The EEOC has indicated that it plans to issue new proposed rules regarding permissible wellness incentives under the ADA in 2020. The rules would apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs that ask for health information or include medical exams. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes this development.
Wellness plans must be carefully structured to comply with federal laws. This Compliance Overview summarizes the requirements for wellness plans under HIPAA (as amended by the ACA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). It also includes a chart that compares key wellness plan requirements under these three laws.
What's Up with Wellness? Compliance considerations for Wellness programs.
This month's Benefits Buzz explains the inflation-adjusted health savings account and high deductible health plan limits for 2020 and discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's plans to issue amended regulations related to wellness program incentives by December 2019.
Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information about the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020, workplace wellness compliance strategies, 2019 civil penalty amounts and the 2019 State of the Union Address.
This month's HR Brief examines how workplace wellness should include more than just physical health initiatives and briefly explains how to avoid retaliation claims.
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