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20 best states for working moms

Employee Benefit News

Policies and benefits for working moms vary by state across the country. Here are the 20 locations offering the most support.

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Top 5 Perks for Home-Based Workers

Pacific Prime

Home-based workers refer to employees who are allowed to work from home. Some examples of jobs that allow people to work from home include translators or graphic designers. While there are distractions, working from home allows greater schedule flexibility and saves transportation money. On the other hand, working from home also means there is potential.

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Peace and quiet at work? Here are ten of the best and most far out solutions

Workplace Insight

Any survey that sets out to establish what people believe cuts their productivity and annoys them most about their workplace invariably throws up the same result; the noise and distractions generated by other people. So it will come as no surprise to learn that the same surveys usually find that employees believe that peace and quiet and freedom from distractions is the most important factor when it comes to getting some decent work done.

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Retirement Research Results and Recommendations

Money Talk

I recently reviewed notes that I took at recent presentations about retirement. Below are seven recommendations that stood out to me and might be helpful to Money Talk blog readers: Define Your New Self - People may retire after decades of work, but they do not retire from life. To prepare for this transition, make a point to define yourself by who you are rather than what you do.

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Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement

Saving for retirement is no easy task, and as an employer we know you want to help your employees get what they need out of their retirement benefits. With a health savings account (HSA), you can relieve the burden of health care costs for both you and your employees. With our new report, “Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement,” you can get insights on the costs of a modern retirement and dive into the details of the triple-tax benefits HSAs offer.

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Hubris and Petulance

Florida Workers' Comp

There are a great many judges in this world. The idea of a judicial system is reasonably universal, though the stature, dignity, and independence of those display some significant degrees of variety across the globe. In the United States, there are something more than 30,000 judges. In such a broad field of people, it is likely difficult (at best) to distinguish yourself.

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IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2025

PayrollOrg

The IRS announced the 2025 maximum contribution levels for health savings accounts (HSAs) and out-of-pocket spending limits and deductible minimums for high deductible health plans that must be used in conjunction with HSAs.

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75% used workplace schemes to access healthcare services through insurance

Employee Benefits

Of the 1.8 million employees who accessed healthcare services through health or protection insurance in 2022, 1.3 million (75%) relied on workplace-provided schemes to do so, according to research by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Its Growing demand – increased use of health and protection services in 2022 report also found that almost 600,000 (87%) of the 700,000 people included in the research who used virtual GPs in 2022 did so through their employer’s scheme.

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More content! New themes! New font! Same old team! It’s all there for you in this issue of Works magazine

Workplace Insight

The digital edition of the new Works magazine is now available for you here. And it’s bigger, and dare we say better, than ever. In this issue: we look back on Milan Design Week and forward to Clerkenwell Design Week; there are no fewer than four projects highlighting the latest design trends and thinking; we present the award winners from the Sustainable Design Collective; explore how biophilia shouldn’t just be about a plant in the office and a picture of field on the wall; set out

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2025 HSA contribution limits increase to $4,300, $8,550

WEX Inc.

Key takeaways – 2025 HSA contribution limits 2025 HSA contribution limits will increase to $4,300 and $8,550 for self-only and family HSAs, respectively. 2025 HDHP minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket limits also are increasing. Health savings account (HSA) contribution limits are on the rise again in 2025. The IRS announced that 2025 HSA contribution limits will increase to $4,300 for self-only HSAs and to $8,550 for family HSAs.

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Creating a Company Culture of Care: Integrating Mental Health, Wellbeing, and DEI in Benefits

Speaker: Sean Raible

Picture a workplace where physiological safety is not just an aim but a reality, driven by thoughtful employee benefits that prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and DEI. 🤔 ✨ Achieving this vision requires more than just occasional training sessions and employee assistance programs. Moving beyond the basics, this vision calls for a holistic approach that integrates these elements into your company culture as well as your HR and benefits strategy.

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PAYO Bookshelf Highlighted in Tizra Upgrade Showcase

PayrollOrg

PAYO’s rebranded Bookshelf design updates are featured in the Tizra Upgrade Showcase. Tizra highlights the improved Bookshelf navigation and the “Latest News” section.

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44% of staff now prefer hybrid working arrangements

Employee Benefits

Almost half (44%) of employees now prefer hybrid working arrangements over office-based and remote models, according to research by communications agency Marco. Its third annual Global Marco new consumer report , which was conducted in partnership with research technology organisation Cint, and surveyed more than 7,300 participants in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, the UK and USA, also found that almost two-thirds (64%) of employees would work for

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As hybrid offices continue to evolve, report explores global occupancy planning

Workplace Insight

Four years after the start of the pandemic, a new survey from JLL claims that hybrid working is now the most common workstyle globally, with 87 percent of organisations operating with a hybrid program today. JLL’s new 2024 Global Occupancy Planning Benchmarking Report claims to outline how hybrid offices are actively shifting to accommodate a greater variety of work activities and how companies can look at occupancy planning and workplace design more holistically to reflect these changes.

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Mental Fitness: What Is It and Why Does It Matter in the Workplace?

Pacific Prime

Today, mental fitness in the workplace is just as important as physical fitness, and employers across all industries are encouraged to give mental fitness as much thought when designing an employee benefits plan for their employees. In the past, many organizations believed that employee benefits plans should focus on an employee’s physical health and fitness.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Social Security Trustees Project Wage Base for 2025

PayrollOrg

The Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund projects the social security wage base will be $174,900 for 2025.

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Bristow Helicopters pilots and technical crew strike over pay and benefits

Employee Benefits

Credit: Photofex_AUT / Shutterstock.com Pilots and technical crew employed by Bristow Helicopters are undertaking strike action this week in a dispute over pay and benefits. The search and rescue winch operators and paramedics, who are members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa), began strike action on Tuesday. It will continue for the rest of the week.

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The role of mental health assessments in employee health and well-being

Employee Benefit News

In addition to offering a better view of employees' health, valuable feedback can be gathered to measure the success of a company's mental health initiatives.

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Dallas Chapter Named COTY, Numerous PAYO Chapters Claim Top Honors at Chapter Exchange

APA Congress Today

The Dallas Chapter took top honors during the Chapter Exchange, sponsored by rapid!, held tonight at the 42nd Annual Payroll Congress, winning PayrollOrg’s Chapter of the Year for the third time since 2004 and the fourth time in its 34-year history.

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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Top Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover in 2024

HR Lineup

Employee turnover continues to pose significant challenges for businesses in 2024, particularly amidst evolving workplace dynamics and shifting employee expectations. High turnover rates can adversely affect organizational performance, morale, and overall productivity. As companies strive to retain top talent and foster a stable workforce environment, implementing effective strategies becomes imperative.

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Showtown Blackpool rolls out play days and commits to making work fun

Employee Benefits

Showtown Blackpool, which is operated by the Blackpool Heritage and Museum Trust, has introduced quarterly play days and monthly feel better circles to create a workplace culture of success for its employees. Through the creation of a cultural programme that reflected its values as part of a year-long partnership with consultancy Laugh Think Play, the museum has invested in employees’ personal and professional development by giving them the opportunity to come together and check in.

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NVIDIA, American Express and Disney among companies with the best adoption and foster care benefits

Employee Benefit News

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption just released its annual ranking of organizations with holistic family building support.

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Surreptitious Recording

Florida Workers' Comp

A curious instance of legal misfeasance occurred some time ago. It was brought to my attention just before it was referred to the authorities. The litigation had been ongoing for several years and late in 2022 a motion was made for appointment of an Expert Medical Advisor. About a month later, an EMA was appointed and trial was continued to accommodate the evaluation and testimony.

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HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: An Update

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Back in July of 2023, I wrote a blog on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and what plan sponsors needed to know at that time. I was pregnant while writing that first blog and curious not only how the law would impact […] The post Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: An Update appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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What is Talent Optimization?

HR Lineup

In the realm of business, success hinges not only on strategy and innovation but also on the people who drive these initiatives forward. Recognizing this, organizations increasingly focus on talent optimization—a holistic approach to maximizing the effectiveness of their workforce. Talent optimization goes beyond traditional human resources practices by integrating data-driven insights, behavioral science, and strategic planning to align talent strategy with business objectives.

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IRS Announces 2025 Limits for Health Savings Accounts, High-Deductible Health Plans and Excepted Benefit HRAs

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced (see Revenue Procedure 2024-25) cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for health savings accounts (HSAs), high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and excepted benefit health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for 2025. All of the dollar limits currently in effect for 2024 will change for 2025, with the exception of one […] The post IRS Announces 2025 Limits for Health Savings Accounts, High-Deductible Health Plans and E

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Do your employees need Ozempic? How to include GLP-1s in your health plans

Employee Benefit News

The VP of clinical programs and patient experience at apree health shares the secret to utilizing GLP-1s effectively.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.