Financial problems may harm employee productivity

July 2008
Employee Benefit News;Jul2008, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p52
The article advises employers to offer a benefits program that addresses employees' financial issues, which could help improve employee productivity. It notes that empowering employees financially could result in increased productivity and reduced health issues, which could translate to lower health care cost and an improved bottom line. It discusses the benefits of educating employees about retirement programs, such as increased understanding of their benefits package and reduced concerns about certain financial problems.


Related Articles

  • Education is Key.  // Employee Benefit Adviser;Oct2013, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p4 

    The article presents the views of several notable people on importance of education including Jennifer Daniel, James Gallic and Bart McCollum. It also discusses other topics which includes link between their employees' health and their productivity, employee benefits enrollment and core benefits...

  • EDITOR'S COMMENT. Wilkinson, Amanda // Employee Benefits;May2006, Special section p3 

    The author discusses the implementation of healthcare benefits plan for employees for the prevention and reduction of sickness and absenteeism of the workforce in Great Britain. The aim of the benefits is to improve the workforce's productivity. Employers found a greater return on investment...

  • Postemployment benefits: key measurement issues. Dankner, Harold; Ford, Nelson // Financial Executive;Nov/Dec87, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p24 

    This article examines the impact of postemployment benefits, specifically retirees' health insurance, on corporations' financial status. As health care costs rise, this obligation may become onerous, particularly if the Financial Accounting Standards Board requires accrual accounting for this...

  • let's talk about health savings accounts …. Scott, Jeanne Schulte // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Sep2006, Vol. 60 Issue 9, p46 

    The article talks about health savings accounts (HSA) in the U.S. According to the U.S. administration, HSA will give individuals greater control over their own health care and restrain surging medical costs. However, according to some people, there is lot of evidence suggesting that HSAs do not...

  • Cost pressures cause more pain, employers now looking at value. Novelli, Lynn // Managed Healthcare Executive;Nov2010, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p6 

    The article discusses the impact of cost pressures in healthcare insurance in the U.S. It notes on the concern of employers on price in the broader context of value. It mentions the lack of cost-containment measures in healthcare reform which led to an increased awareness among employers to...

  • Census. Carlsen, Melody A. // Benefits Quarterly;1986 First Quarter, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p80 

    Focuses on the results of a study by the CENSUS of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists on the current health care marketplace in the U.S. and how corporate benefit plans can redefine it. Role of corporations in financing medical care for indigents and for others without medical insurance;...

  • Defined Contribution Health Benefits.  // Benefits Quarterly;2001 Third Quarter, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p77 

    This article presents an abstract of a paper on defined contribution health benefits in the U.S., published in the March 2001 issue of the journal "EBRI Issue Brief." Employers are considering some type of defined contribution approach to the provision of health benefits for several reasons....

  • Listen to Your Heart...Maybe You'll Use an FSA. Streisand, Betsy // U.S. News & World Report;12/11/2006, Vol. 141 Issue 22, p56 

    The article discusses flexible spending accounts, offering an overview of the costs and benefits of FSAs. The tax advantages of company-sponsored FSA are discussed, as well as way to accurately tally yearly medical expenses, which can reimbursed from an FSA. Details of medical expenses that are...

  • The low cost of equality.  // Advocate;2/17/2004, Issue 908, p17 

    Contrary to popular belief, providing equal benefits to the domestic partners of employees does not significantly boost costs for either the cities that require it for companies that contract with them or for the companies themselves, according to a December study by the Institute for Gay and...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics