Key Provision of Affordable Care Act delayed


The Affordable Care Act requirement that employers with over 50 employees offer health insurance or face penalties has been delayed by one year.

Via HR.BLR.com

Affordable Care Act

In a surprising move yesterday, the Obama Administration announced on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s website that it is delaying the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer responsibility provision.

Now, employers will not have to worry about compliance with the provision, which is also commonly referred to as the “play or pay” provision, until 2015.

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$750 a Year Wasted In Benefit Errors [Infographic]


THE COST OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS & EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS SELECTION

Are Your Benefits Administration Processes Efficient?Employee benefits and annual enrollment may not be the glamorous part of human resources, but they are essential to retaining employees.  Paycom has put together a great infographic representation below (or you can view here). Some of the statistics are surprising.

The highlights:

  • For those that implement annual enrollment, HR professionals admit that planning and executing a successful campaign takes up 50% of their time at work.
  • And while HR professionals are deeply immersed  in annual enrollment, our employees are not.  Sixty-five percent of employees admit that they are not prepared for making their employment benefit selections.
  • Bad decisions are costly for employees which is why employees must be communicated about employer benefit coverage changes and offerings over and over and over again.  Employees on average waste $750 a year of their salary on benefit selection errors.

Infographic after the jump… Continue reading “$750 a Year Wasted In Benefit Errors [Infographic]”

Health Benefits of Meditation


Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is a not only a way to self-improvement, but also a journey that enhances spirituality and our relationship to a higher power, no matter our religious affiliation. In addition, meditation is a practice that offers us a way to better health. In fact, for thousands of years, meditation has been a remarkably powerful way to take control of your life—it is the reason that meditation has been an part of many ceremonies—both church and social. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Meditation”