News BriefsReview a summary of news, trends and industry information from trusted sources. From the August 2015 issue of  CeridianVoice.   

 

 

 

August News Briefs

Growing number of employers now offer financial wellness programs

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According to a new white paper from Alliant Credit Union, 40 percent of employers now offer financial wellness programs. Given the impact financial stress can have on both physical well-being and workplace productivity, employers are recognizing the growing need to help their employees on the financial front. The most common aspect of these programs according to survey respondents has been retirement planning, medical and health care cost planning programs, confidential self-assessments, tracking tools, among others. Read more at Plan Sponsor.

5 best practices for ADA compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in effect for 25 years, yet many employers still struggle with how to comply with the law and how to best help employees with disabilities perform their job duties. Employee Benefit News offers five suggested best practices to help employers fulfill their responsibilities under the ADA law. Read more at EBN.

Anthem to buy Cigna in most recent health insurance merger deal

Anthem Inc. has agreed to acquire Cigna Corp. for $54 billion, creating the health insurance industry's biggest company by enrollment. The shrinking field of providers worries some large employers as fewer options mean less competition when it comes to performance, strategy, cost management and innovation. However, there may be some positives when it comes to negotiation capabilities. Read more at Kaiser Health News and EBN.

Fewer adults planning to look for new job this year according to ASA survey

Results from a new American Staffing Association (ASA) survey suggest that 6 in 10 adults are not planning to seek a new job opportunity this year. Work-life balance and job flexibility rank higher than pay or wage potential in regards to what employed adults most value about their current jobs. Read more at BLR.com.