Domestic-Partner Benefits Are on the Decline in Higher Ed

July 3, 2019 8:00 am

For the first time since 2005, the number of colleges and universities offering healthcare benefits for employees’ domestic partners has decreased. According to CUPA-HR’s 2019 Healthcare Benefits for Higher Education Employees Survey, in just the past two years, the number of higher education institutions offering healthcare benefits for same-sex domestic partners has fallen 10 percentage... View Article

Fight to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Continues

June 11, 2019 1:55 pm

Congress has acted twice to delay the 40 percent excise tax on high-value employer-provided healthcare coverage, known as the “Cadillac tax,” yet the latest effective date of 2022 looms. The Cadillac tax was signed into law as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and was originally scheduled to take effect in 2018, but was... View Article

4 Reasons to Consider Telework for Your Employees

June 5, 2019 12:37 pm

Telework is growing increasingly popular in the United States. In fact, for more than 4 million American workers, “the office” can be anywhere they want it to be. According to data from Global Workplace Analytics, the number of people telecommuting in the U.S. has risen 140 percent since 2005, and 3.2 percent of the workforce... View Article

A Snapshot of the Workforce at Community and Technical Colleges

December 12, 2018 9:50 am

Community and technical colleges serve an important role in the U.S. higher education system. They are often an option for students who need skills development or training for specific jobs in their community; who need a more affordable college option; who want to test the waters of a college education before committing to a four-year... View Article

Survey Findings: Higher Ed Rethinking Its Approach to Retirement Plan Offerings

August 8, 2018 9:00 am

Colleges and universities across the country face increasingly complex reporting and recordkeeping requirements around retirement benefits, and this appears to have been a key driver as institutions have scaled back their retirement plan provider options over the past few years. According to findings from CUPA-HR’s 2018 Paid Time Off, Tuition, and Retirement Benefits for Higher... View Article

5 Findings From CUPA-HR’s 2017 Healthcare Benefits in Higher Ed Survey

August 9, 2017 9:00 am

What’s happening on the healthcare benefits front in higher education? What trends should we be watching? Which benefits are waning, and which ones are going strong? Is your college or university on par with other institutions when it comes to its benefits offerings? Data from CUPA-HR’s Survey of Higher Education Employee Healthcare Benefits provides a... View Article

Is Workplace Wellness on the Way Out?

August 9, 2016 1:18 pm

Workplace wellness programs are on the decline in higher education. At least that’s what the findings from CUPA-HR’s 2016 Higher Education Employee Healthcare and Other Benefits Survey show. Data from this year’s survey indicate that 56.8 percent of responding institutions offer a formal wellness program, down from 70 percent in 2012. The number of institutions... View Article