employee benefits

These 7 Companies Have the Craziest Employee Perks

Our employers give most of us a paycheck, health care, paid vacation — and that's about it. A lucky few of us also get flying lessons. Wait, what?

5 Ways to Contain Rising Healthcare Costs

Time will tell if Obamacare will boost or trim your health benefit costs. In the meanwhile, try these strategies to keep those costs in line.

Cell Phones as Tax-Free Fringe Benefits

Due to changes in tax law, employers can now offer employees cell phones as a tax free benefit.

5 Things to Know about Cash Balance Plans

For small businesses looking to attract and reward talented employees, Cash Benefit Plans can be an attractive addition to the familiar 401(k).

4 Thorny Payroll Tax Issues and How to Handle Them

Small businesses face plenty of challenges, including several tough payroll tax challenges. Here's what you can do about them.

12 Ways to Save on Business Insurance Premiums

From improving your building to hiring the right contractors, these 12 things can help you manage — or even reduce — your insurance premiums.

20 Percent Time: Offering Your Employees Autonomy

Giving your employees a little autonomy at work can have beneficial results for your business and keep employees' morale up.

Plan Now for Your 2011 Retirement Plan

The year isn't over yet, but it's not too early to think about setting up a qualified retirement plan for 2011.

5 Ways Environment Can Impact Health Insurance Costs

No matter what type of business you run, there may be opportunities to improve the work environment — the decrease the cost of health insurance.

20 Ways Your Employees Make More Than They Think They Do

You spend a lot of money to compensate your employees, but I bet you don't get credit for a lot of what you spend.

Offering Stock to Your Employees: 5 Key Financial Considerations

You can choose to make your employees more involved with your business' future by offering them stock in the company.

How to Get People to Work for You Cheap (or Free)

There are several ways you can still get quality people to work for you for very little, or deferred payment, or even free.

Lifestyle Employee Benefits with Payback

Wellness programs, employee assistance programs (EAPs), and more hold promise for boosting employee well-being and company profits.

Counting the Cost of 401(k) Plans

Sorting through the costs of 401(k) plans can be time consuming, but counting the expenses step by step can be helpful in deciding what type of plan to offer.

What to Do About Health Care Insurance Now

Under the health care reform, policies will have to provide certain types of coverage and meet other standards that will substantially raise costs unless they are grandfathered.

High-Value Employee Benefits at a Reasonable Cost

Employee benefits can add 35% and more to payroll costs. Cutting benefits might be one way to trim expenses. But, there is more than one path to cost savings.

How Much for Healthcare?

Navigating the healthcare system takes effort but the time spent can yield a big payoff in terms of cost savings. An affordable plan with good benefits can also positively imp

The Small Business Benefits Package

For a small business, the right benefits package can make a world of difference. On top of offering the right benefits for your employees, it can be particularly important to cr

4 Employee Benefits at Little (or Zero) Cost

Want to offer big-time benefits on a small budget? Consider the advantages of flexible hours, employee discounts, corporate memberships, and higher education for your employees

How Employee Benefits Provide Better ROI Than Cash

A dollar on a paycheck is worth a dollar to the employee. And it costs you a dollar. But benefits aren't like that. Sometimes, your employee will value the benefit much more tha