Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Must U.S. Employers Hire Criminals?


One recent development likely to be relevant to a large number of employers is the new Enforcement Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. Continue reading →

Don’t Wait for Election Day to Prepare for Health Reform

Some employers were hoping the Supreme Court would make PPACA go away. Don’t make the same mistake with the fall elections. Continue reading →

Employers Now Care if Their Employees are Using Their Gym Memberships

Many adults, at some point in their life, sign a gym contract to get in better shape. But as the membership fee subtracts from a bank account, a lack of commitment keeps pounds from subtracting from the waistline. Employers today … Continue reading →

What Will Health Care Reform Decision Mean to Employer Plans?

However the Supreme Court rules about Health Care Reform this month, employers will have to figure out how the ruling and subsequent political fallout will affect their group medical plans. Here is our overview of the issues associated with each possible outcome. Continue reading →

Video: Trends and Market Conditions in Human Capital Risk

Colleen McCarthy and I spoke at RIMS last month about trends in human capital risk—also known as employee benefits or human resources risks. Continue reading →

$35 Million ERISA Judgment Reveals “New” Fiduciary Exposures

For the first time since passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in 1974, an ERISA lawsuit over 401(k) plan fees has made it all the way through trial to a judgment. Just five weeks ago Tussey v. ABB … Continue reading →

Employer Survey Shows Worksite Wellness is Alive and Well

This year's Health and Productivity Survey found employers continue to work toward achieving high levels of sustained engagement in their worksite wellness programs. Guest blogger Jennifer Price, Health Outcomes Consultant in Willis' Human Capital Practice, discusses the survey results. Continue reading →

Willis Health Care Reform Survey: What Employers Think


The Willis Human Capital Practice surveyed more than 2,300 employers in a wide range business sizes, industries, and geographic regions to learn how things were going in their preparation for Health Care Reform (PPACA). What we found was that the costs and benefits of the Act are coming into greater focus for employers now that the Act has entered the implementation phase. Continue reading →

Employee Safety: Dealing with an Aging Workforce

Aging Workforce

As employers embrace an increasingly aging workforce, it can be helpful to periodically re-examine work facilities to promote safe, efficient work performance. Guest blogger David Barry of Willis Casualty Risk Control provides some helpful tips. Continue reading →

Emerging Employee Safety Risk of 2012

Emerging Risk

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 2/3 of the U.S. population is considered overweight or obese. Poor lifestyle decisions not only affect the employee’s health at home, but can also have significant implications on work activities. Continue reading →