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For Helping Immigrants, Chobani’s Founder Draws Threats – NYT
By many measures, Chobani embodies the classic American immigrant success story. Chobani’s founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, a Turkish immigrant, bought a defunct yogurt factory in upstate New York and now employs about 2,000 people making Greek yogurt. But in the view of some, too many of those employees are refugees. Read more.
Tags: Diversity, Workplace Threats
5 Ways Work Will Change In 2017 – Fast Company
Brian Kropp, HR practice leader for CEB, says major changes in public policy, technology, and employee demands will shape the challenges faced by business leaders and employees in the year to come: from new federal regulations to automation, these are some of the factors that will force companies to adapt in 2017. Read more.
Tags: Public policy, Future of Work
(Get ready for the ‘life planning account’, High-Deductible Health Insurance Too Risky?)
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Get ready for the ‘life planning account’ — a corporate extra for the rest of us – Washington Post
The story of employee benefits has become a story of the haves and have nots: on one side – high paid tech workers with a parade of new perks. But most companies aren’t Facebook, and, as a result, there’s increasing interest from clients in a new type of benefit he calls a “life planning account”. Read more.
Tags: Benefits, Millennials
Is High-Deductible Health Insurance Worth the Risk? – NYT
As companies push workers to pay more for their medical care, millions of employees are facing a tough decision, choosing between high premiums and high deductibles. The choice is this: Pay more every month for peace of mind later, or pay less and run the risk of having higher out-of-pocket costs down the line. Read more.
Tags: Healthcare, Benefits
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Term of the Week
Capitated Pricing: Vendors deliver contracted services for a set amount of money per employee per month. This can be a risky strategy for vendors whose profitability is directly tied to how much the services are or are not used (e.g., EAPs).
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
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