Employee Benefits Top Stories
Employees enrolled in some 401(k) plans will soon have the option to make cryptocurrency-related investments.
Just days after announcing it would significantly reduce or not provide coverage in many states for emergency room claims that it evaluates as non-emergency visits, United Healthcare Services Inc. said it is putting that change on hold.
Close to two-thirds of employers have in-house committees that review their pension plans.
With employees flocking to telemedicine and telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, more employers are including coverage for those services in their health care plans.
Several employers are interested in using Amazon’s telehealth services, a company executive said Wednesday.
Uber Technologies Inc. pulled back an offer to subsidize drivers’ health care insurance premiums that it mistakenly sent to some ineligible drivers last month.
General Electric Co. has announced that it will freeze future pension benefits for about 2,700 employees in the United Kingdom.
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A new study has found that an increasing number of employees are returning to work as COVID-19 eases.
A new study has found that more employers are putting in money into well-being programs that address mental and emotional health, work-life balance and financial health.
Rising inflation will decrease the purchasing power of the benefits defined benefit plan participants eventually receive, but it makes the cost of liabilities less expensive for plan sponsors.
Both Amazon and Walmart are starting new programs that will give discounts on prescriptions that don’t have or don’t use employer plans for prescription drugs.
A record 31 million Americans now have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act after the Biden administration opened up a special enrollment period this year and boosting subsidies.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation that will create a public health insurance option starting in 2026.
With the number of COVID-19 cases declining, more employees are going back to their employers’ workplaces, but they would like their employers to make certain changes.
Employers can expect their employees to incur more medical bills this year.
A majority of employers surveyed by BlackRock said more employees than usual took or borrowed from their defined contribution plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health insurers will have to offer a new health plan option to small employers and individuals under legislation recently approved by the Colorado legislature.
Legislation now before the New York state Senate and Assembly, would eliminate private health insurance coverage and instead would authorize a single-payer system run by the state.
More employers were contributed at the start of the year to their employees’ health savings accounts than in the year prior.
The funding of corporate pension plans continues to improve.
Canadian insurance firm Desjardins Financial Holding Inc. has launched Omni — a new mobile application that assists plan members in handling their group benefits and retirement savings plans, Insurance Business reported. Desjardins’ Omni app enables group benefits plan members to access telemedicine service or the wellness platform, manage healthcare professionals list, review claims history, and much more.
Age may be a closely guarded secret among Hollywood celebrities, but they can’t prevent movie websites from revealing it to the masses, according to a court ruling Friday.
A circuit court denied on Thursday a petition filed by labor unions that would have forced the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency safety rule to address COVID-19.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hit the town of Lampa in Peru on May 31, PM News reported citing Xinhua.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations filed suit in state court in Illinois Thursday charging a company that collects biometric data for law enforcement with violating the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act.