Deciding on a worksite wellness program, let alone finding a vision for it may sound like a daunting task.
“Employers have been careful not to shift premium costs to employees, but have decided that the better way to shift costs is to require those who use health care services to pay more.”
Small businesses continue to face steep challenges with health care premiums.
The new rules would allow employers to base their calculations on wages instead of income, ensuring a more accurate picture of affordability, the IRS stated.
Employers can mix up plan types and help provide information and support to get employees’ retirement savings back on track.
Companies can reap significant rewards by developing more-effective benefits communications, including healthier, more-protected and more-engaged employees
“Rising inflation and gasoline prices combined with renewed weakness in U.S. job creation has undermined consumer confidence and their ability to spend.”
Companies can tighten the leash on some of the cost pressures from health care.
A good deal of concern remains about the short- and long-term impact of the law.
The most obvious move is that benefits cut during the recession are starting to reappear.