The CheckPoint HR Blog

3 Times it Pays to have Integrated Benefits and Payroll Systems

Posted by Julianne Durante on Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Midway through 2014, integrated HR technology remains a trending topic for HR practitioners and organizations looking to streamline operations and save on administrative costs. Integration starts with payroll – the big data-keeper for your organization. Many HR Professionals are looking for payroll systems that are integrated with HRMS technology. But to get the most out of integration, some are getting ahead of the curve and looking for payroll systems that also integrate with benefits administration and enrollment software.

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Topics: employee benefits, HR Technology, HR Trend

Top 8 Private Exchange Features Important to the Consumer & Shopping Experience

Posted by Julianne Durante on Wed, Jun 18, 2014

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Topics: employee benefits, Private Exchange

3 Ways to Approach Pay or Play

Posted by Julianne Durante on Wed, Jun 11, 2014

With 2014 well under way, many employers are looking forward to 2015 and considering their approach of employer shared responsibility penalties. Employers need to decide whether or not they will sponsor health coverage that complies with the Affordable Care Act. There are th main approaches, each with advantages and disadvantages to employers employees.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act

3 Features to Look for in a Private Insurance Exchange

Posted by Julianne Durante on Wed, May 28, 2014

Moving to a private exchange is a major benefits trend for employers this year - and it's a trend that will remain attractive to 2015, 2016, and beyond. Offering benefits through a private exchange or benefits marketplace can move employers toward a predictable financial model and help employees understand the true costs of their benefits.

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Topics: Private Exchange

One Simple Secret for Boosting Employee Satisfaction with Benefits

Posted by Julianne Durante on Tue, May 20, 2014

As an employer, you offer your employees what you think is a robust and generous benefits package. But your employees...disagree. How do you make your employees more satisfied with the benefits you're offering? The secret of employers who have employees raving about their benefits is simple: choice. 

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Topics: employee benefits, Health Insurance

ACA Update: When to Begin Tracking Employee Hours for Pay or Play

Posted by Julianne Durante on Fri, May 16, 2014

In February, the IRS issued final regulations on the “pay or play” (also known as “employer shared responsibility”) rules. Under the final regulations, applicable large employers with fewer than 100 full-time or full-time equivalent employees will have until 2016 to comply with the pay or play rules. Employers with 100 or more full-time or full-time equivalent (FTE) employees must comply by 2015.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act

5 Sacrifice-free Ways for Non Profits To Control Employee Benefit Costs

Posted by Julianne Durante on Thu, May 15, 2014

As not-for-profit organizations are increasingly scrutinized for their finances and fundraising efficiency, many seek to control administrative costs. Since employee administration, including benefits, is among the top expenses for organizations, it's a key focus area for nonprofits.

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Topics: employee benefits

How Are Employers Changing Their Health Plans This Year? [Data]

Posted by Julianne Durante on Wed, May 14, 2014

According to a recent survey, almost all employers are continuing to offer health benefits... but most expect to make changes when their plan renewal comes around, mostly for the sake of cost savings. In fact, 97% of employers plan to make changes to the funding mechanism for their health plan in the next year. So, what's going to change?

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Topics: employee benefits

10 Private Exchange Features Important to Employers Like You [Stats]

Posted by Julianne Durante on Tue, May 6, 2014

A recent study by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC) found that 45% of employers have implemented or plan to consider a private exchange for active, full-time employees before 2018. As the private exchange landscape develops, it's these employers who dictate the features that are critical to private exchange selection.

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Topics: employee benefits, Private Exchange

HSA Limits to Increase in 2015

Posted by Julianne Durante on Fri, Apr 25, 2014

The IRS has issued Revenue Procedure 2014-30, which slightly increases maximum contributions to health savings accounts, effective January 2015. Limits will increase for:

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Topics: health plans, health savings accounts, hsa, hsa limits

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