From the January 2014 issue of CeridianVoice.

January 2014 News Briefs

Top 5 CeridianVoice stories from 2013

In 2013, a major theme that resonated with readers was compliance, and it’s likely this will continue to be a hot topic in 2014 as key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are implemented. Below are some of the most-read stories from 2013. Read more CeridianVoice archives here.

  1. ACA: Three HR Compliance Challenges for 2013 and beyond
  2. Preparing to “Play or Pay”
  3. Six Tips for Managing Employees Across the Generations
  4. The Case for COBRA
  5. ACA: Technology as Key to Compliance

A Consumer’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act

As of January 1, many central provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been implemented. Kaiser Health News summarizes how the key provisions might affect consumers in this Q&A article. Read more here.

Wellness plan trends for 2014

Wellness will continue to be a hot topic in 2014. Hubbub’s Brian Berchtold predicts that wellness programs will be less top-down and more employee-driven in 2014, and he explains how technology is creating new options for employee wellness and engagement, specifically, including gamification in different ways. Listen to the short podcast at EBN.

401(k) Roth Conversions

The Internal Revenue Service, in Notice 2013-74, is providing guidance on a change in law that permits sponsors of 401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans to allow in-plan Roth conversions, meaning participants may roll over pretax funds from a traditional 401(k) to a Roth 401(k) by paying income taxes on the converted amount. Read more at SHRM.