The top 10 employee benefit stories of 2016

Published
  • December 28 2016, 12:10pm EST

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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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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'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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