Archive for Posts Tagged ‘Houston employee benefits’

Portrait Of Family Group Tailgating In Stadium Car Park
Nov

4

2016

3 Life Insurance Myths That Could Hurt Young Families

When you’re just starting out, it often seems that a dollar never stretches far enough. And with new commitments, such as buying your first home or having children, comes the responsibility to make sure your loved ones will be provided for financially, no matter what life may bring. If you were to die unexpectedly, life insurance is there to make sure your loved ones can…

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Are Opt-Outs on the Way Out?
Oct

28

2016

Are Opt-Outs on the Way Out?

Opt-out payments or cash in lieu of benefits have been a staple in the employee benefits industry for many years. Employers offer individuals who are eligible to enroll in their group health plan a sum of money, typically paid monthly, to those who waive enrollment in the group health plan. Employers who offer group health plans often use opt-out payments to share the savings they…

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Hand holding magnifying glasses showing the words tax liability on financial paper
Oct

27

2016

SSA Announces Higher Incomes Subject to Payroll Tax in 2017

On October 18, 2016, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the maximum amount of earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax will increase in 2017 to $127,200. This adjustment is effective as of January 1, 2017 and equates an $8,700 increase from the maximum for years 2015 and 2016, which was $118,500. According to the SSA, of the estimated 173 million workers…

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Ideas For Improving Employee Morale
Sep

1

2016

Ideas For Improving Employee Morale

Overview Over time, the morale of any company’s employees can drop, and this leads to lack of motivation to produce, according to HR World. Managers may not know what it takes to improve employee morale, claims Neal Burgis, Ph.D. in his article on the Business Performance website. If possible, ask employees what motivates them, either in a face-to-face meeting or through an anonymous survey. Jane…

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