Vol. 55 Nbr. 12, December 2018
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- Cut Through the Complex.
- benefit trends: health care cost-containment initiatives.
- quick look: managing health care costs.
- conversation: with Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid.
- Time's Up FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND MISCONDUCT: Protecting Fund Employees and the Fund: The problems of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace have been making headlines for more than a year. Employee benefit funds should have the proper policies and procedures in place to ensure such issues are adequately addressed whether harassment takes place at the fund office or off-site meetings.
- WHY Employees Dislike Wellness Programs and How to Change Their Mind-Set: Whether they're concerned about privacy or simply believe that wellness programs are no fun, some employees don't embrace wellness programs. This article offers tips for getting the less enthusiastic workers to join in.
- 6 Ways to Reduce Employee Health Costs Through Data Analytics: Employers may discover strategies for reducing health care costs by analyzing data from sources such as biometric screenings, disease management programs and payroll.
- Limitations Periods in Benefit Plans--Guidance From the Courts: Setting a reasonable limitations period can help benefit plans control litigation expenses, ensure equal treatment of claims and reduce uncertainty.
- Mindfulness and Stress Management: Creating Cultures of Optimal Performance: Workplace stress, which comes with a $264 billion annual price tag for the U.S. economy, is one of the driving forces behind escalating employee benefit costs. Through mindfulness and stress management, employers can potentially reduce those costs and create a healthier culture for employees.
- PBGC Did Not Breach Fiduciary Duties in Plan Termination.
- Claims for Breach of Employment Agreement Not Preempted by ERISA.
- Company Liable for Delinquent Contributions Based on Successor and Alter-Ego Liability.
- Claims Over Mental Health Parity Benefits Can Proceed.
- Federal Court Has Jurisdiction Where Claim Relates to ERISA Plan.
- Plan Terms Govern Proper Beneficiaries in Payment of Life Insurance Benefits.
- Antiassignment Provision Bars Medical Reimbursement Claims.
- Top-Hat Status of Plan to Be Determined at Trial.
- City Had Duty to Meet and Confer Before Moving to Eliminate Pensions.
- DOL: Organ Donation Qualifies as Serious Health Condition.
- Other Recent Decisions.
- Plan Not Compelled to Approve QDRO Granting Survivor Benefits.
- member profile.
- Connect With Local Benefit Peers.
- Best Practices for Workplace Financial Education: Benefits Magazine occasionally runs popular posts from the International Foundation Word on Benefits[R] blog at www.ifebp.org/blog. This article combines two posts by Rebecca Estrada from September 12,2018 and October 9, 2018.
- plan ahead.
- benefit fringe: office space.