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

D.C. Council Introduces Paid Family Leave Plan

October 22, 2015 11:30 am

As paid family leave becomes an increasingly important topic on the national stage and a major issue in the presidential election, with Democrat and Republican contenders alike advocating for family leave policies, the Washington D.C. Council recently introduced legislation that would provide D.C. workers and residents with up to 16 weeks of paid family and... View Article

Efforts to Repeal the “Cadillac” Tax Ramp Up

October 7, 2015 9:21 am

Over the last month we have seen a significant uptick in congressional activity related to the repeal of the “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage. The tax, which is part of President Obama’s healthcare law, would impose a 40 percent levy on healthcare plans for any coverage cost above certain thresholds. Under current law,... View Article

Trending Topics From the Knowledge Center – September 2015

September 4, 2015 1:26 pm

Each quarter, Knowledge Center content manager Patti Couger seeks out news briefs and timely resources to share on the Knowledge Center home page. Here are the topics that are currently highlighted: Changes Likely Coming to FLSA’s White Collar Exemption The Department of Labor is considering changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations, including... View Article

Does Your Total Rewards Strategy Need a Tune-Up?

May 18, 2015 4:00 pm

Compensation, recognition and rewards, professional development, benefits – all are important components of a total rewards package. Done right, an organization’s total rewards strategy can be a powerful driver for recruitment and retention. When employees feel cared about and looked after by their employer, when they feel valued and appreciated, they tend to be more... View Article

3 Trends in Employee Benefits in Higher Ed

September 5, 2014 8:29 am

CUPA-HR recently released results for its 2014 Employee Healthcare and Other Benefits in Higher Education Survey, and the data showed three distinct trends in higher ed employee benefits. Trend #1 – High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are becoming more common. Many employers have turned to HDHPs (also called consumer-directed health plans) in an effort to curb... View Article

Three Lessons in Benefits Consolidation

June 17, 2014 1:23 pm

Can less really be more when it comes to employee benefits? Sometimes, yes – when we’re talking number of providers and plans offered. This was a lesson recently learned by the University System of Georgia. After reviewing its core voluntary benefits offerings last year and finding that employees on its 33 campuses could choose from... View Article