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EBN’s top headlines of 2016
Donald Trump becoming President-elect wasn’t the only big headline this year, between new FMLA regulations and big employers moving into private exchanges, these top headlines summarize the busy year 2016 has been for the benefits industry.
Are wellness program incentives taxable? The IRS says ‘yes’
The agency’s Deputy Associate Chief Counsel responds to questions concerning three different types of wellness incentives and their tax status.

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More employers offering stress management programs
Organizations look to help workers cope with increased levels of workplace stress through programs that teach employees how to become more resilient.

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Cigna, Namely launch private benefit exchange
Health insurance giant teams with tech-fueled brokerage on new benefits marketplace aimed at mid-sized companies.

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Small employers dropping health benefits
Post-ACA, more and more small companies have stopped offering insurance for employees.

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Unconventional benefits important for millennials
When it comes to recruiting younger workers, employers might want to think outside of the box with perks such as flexible work arrangements, PTO and eco-friendly workplaces.

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How the right benefits balance can pay dividends
Prudential Financial analysis shows improved financial wellness, productivity from customized packages.

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The Starbucks Corp. logo is displayed on a paper cup in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Starbucks is the world's largest coffee-shop chain. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
Starbucks moving employees to private exchange
Baristas will soon have as much choice in their healthcare as customers do their beverages.

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Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, center, speaks to the media following the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Hillary Clinton and Trump leveled sharp and personal charges and counter-charges over trade, the U.S. economy, race and foreign policy in their first face-to-face debate, an event that put on display their starkly different personalities and visions of the nation's future. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
'Every element' of Obamacare to be challenged after Trump victory
President-elect will look to shut down exchanges and set up tax-free health savings accounts for people with high-deductible insurance plans.

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Startup pays for employee weddings, college tuition
Boxed CEO Chieh Huang reveals the surprising perks he offers his employees — and why it pays off.

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New FLSA regs will boost employer payroll costs
Companies are counseled to conduct wage and hour audits in preparation for upcoming Department of Labor rules.

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