Cadillac Tax repealed by Congress; approved by President Trump

Cadillac Tax Repealed, PCORI Extended Under New Spending Bill

The controversial Cadillac Tax has been permanently repealed. In December 2019, President Trump signed into law an appropriations bill for 2020 that, among other things, repealed the Cadillac Tax and extended PCORI. The Cadillac Tax, which had never gone into effect, was unpopular with both major parties, labor unions, and benefits organizations. Bipartisan support After … More >>

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TPA Growth is Linked to Addressing Gaps in Benefits Education – New DataPath Whitepaper

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (December 12, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced today the release of a whitepaper titled, “Addressing Education Gaps is Key to TPA Growth.” In the whitepaper, DataPath summarizes findings from a survey they conducted in August 2019 that focuses on employees and their … More >>

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Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP): Is it Right for You?

As working parents know, childcare is expensive. Whether the kids are in daycare, before or after school care, day camps, or other care, it can put a big dent in your wallet. In 2020, childcare costs ranged from $244 – $654 per week, depending on who cared for the child, or children. While most people … More >>

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Commuter Benefits

Commuter Benefits – Tax Savings, Expenses, Advantages, and More

For many people, transportation costs related to getting to work and back are not comparable to their healthcare costs. However, fuel costs, vehicle maintenance, parking fees, transit fares, and other associated expenses can still be a significant expenditure. To ease this financial burden for America’s workers, the IRS created a way for commuters to save … More >>

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8 Questions to Ask Your Employees When Building Benefits Plans

An employee benefits package is a vital tool for companies to attract and retain talented employees. It can also improve workforce health and engagement. But with four generations of people in today’s labor force, putting together a well-crafted plan that meets the needs of all employees can be challenging. Baby Boomers nearing retirement have very … More >>

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DataPath Article on Transparency in Healthcare Featured on FierceHealthcare

Industry Voices – Trump’s ‘shoppable’ prices order could bring significant overhaul Oct 11, 2019 By Thomas O’Banion Originally Posted on FierceHealthcare Most people wouldn’t think of buying an expensive item, such as a car or house, without performing extensive research and price comparisons. Yet, when it comes to healthcare services, comparison shopping has historically been … More >>

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Benefits education

Benefits Education: Reaching Employees in the Right Channels

Benefits education is a common concern in the workplace. Companies put together an attractive benefits plan, only to find that their employees are not participating. The fact is, attractive benefits choices alone are not enough to make people want to use them. Employees need efficient and effective communication tools because they often find the information … More >>

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Benefit Strategies for Generation Z

Benefits Strategies for Gen Z in the Workplace

Creating successful engagement and benefits strategies for Gen Z. This is the last part of our series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the American labor force: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Generation Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Gen Z, including benefit … More >>

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Benefits Strategies for Millennials in the Workplace

Building effective engagement and benefits strategies for Millennials (Gen Y). This is the third part of our series on effective benefits strategies for a multi-generational workplace. There are four distinct generations in the U.S. labor force, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Millennials, including benefits preferences and engagement … More >>

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Benefits Strategies for Generation X in the Workplace

Building and communicating effective benefits strategies for Generation X. This is the second part of our series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the U.S. labor force, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. This blog focuses on Generation X, benefits, and engagement strategies. What do you … More >>

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Benefits Strategies for Baby Boomers in the Workplace

Building effective engagement and benefits strategies for Baby Boomers. This is the first of a four part series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the American labor force, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Baby Boomers, including benefit preferences … More >>

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Whitepaper: Why Employers Should Consider Outsourcing Benefits Administration

Healthcare benefits are complicated. Federal regulations are under constant scrutiny and frequently undergo revisions. Plan setup, account management, and compliance are just a few of the time-consuming demands that come with the job of benefits administration. While employers may think they should handle these detail-oriented duties with an in-house staff, outsourcing benefits administration to an … More >>

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Effective Benefits Strategies for Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce

Benefits Strategies for Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce – A New Whitepaper from DataPath

DataPath whitepaper analyzes today’s multi-generational workforce, provides strategies to increase employee engagement. Little Rock, Arkansas (September 5, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading solutions provider for third party benefits administration, published a new whitepaper today titled “Effective Benefits Strategies for Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce.” The whitepaper identifies the challenges that employers and benefits administrators face in … More >>

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Nondiscrimination Testing: Why It’s Important for Employer Benefits

Health benefits are an effective tool for attracting and keeping talented employees, especially those in the upper ranks of a company. Health benefits are also a highly regulated industry, so it’s no surprise that the IRS wants to ensure that companies do not favor one group of employees over another. In particular, the IRS wants … More >>

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