Pensions & Savings Posts

Pension and savings plan designs, tax savings, defined benefits (DB), employment retirement planning, 401(k) plan and more

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Are Flexible Spending Accounts Worth It?

Oct 10, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog Flexible Spending

A dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) is a great way to pay dependent care expenses and lower taxable income. Here’s how it works.

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Financial Stress — The Paycheck Blues

Sep 21, 2017

Financial stress impacts productivity. In fact, about 1/3 of our workforce find that their finances are a distraction to them at work. See what can be done.

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Passing the 401(k) Non-discrimination Test

Sep 18, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog 401(k) Non-discrimination

Tax time may be a few months away but it’s never too early to ensure that your company 401(k) plans pass the IRS 401k Non-discrimination test. Take a moment to review a few of the rules for testing.

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Open Enrollment FAQs. What’s on your mind?

Sep 6, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for employees to review their benefits and coverage. Unfortunately, it can also result in some personal or uncomfortable questions. Consider these FAQs to help prepare.

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Benefits of Benefit Brokers

Aug 9, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog Benefit Brokers

Finding benefit brokers that are a good fit takes some luck, lots of homework and choosing wisely.
If done right they can make huge difference and might even help make open enrollment a non-event.

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HR Budget Stretching Ideas

Aug 8, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog HR Budget

When HR budget time rolls around are you asked to do more with less? We’ve uncovered a few budget stretching ideas you’re going to love, take a look.

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What’s the Ideal Company Vacation Plan?

Apr 20, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog Company Vacation Plan

Thinking about the ideal design for a company vacation plan? If attraction and retention is a high priority for your company, you’ll want to see what an ideal plan might include that can benefit all stakeholders.

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End of the Retirement Rule

Apr 10, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog Retirement Rule

Congress has voted to eliminate the retirement rule allowing cities and states to sponsor retirement plans for private sector employers. How will this effect your organization?

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Wanted Great Pay and Benefits — Really?

Apr 5, 2017
Mercer PeoplePro Blog Pay and Benefits

Are great pay and benefits enough? As baby boomers retire and Gen X and Gen Y make up your workforce, how flexible does your organization need to be?

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Financial Stress – Helping Millennials Manage

Mar 21, 2017

Financial stress is a real burden that has far-reaching, costly ramifications for both you and your employees. See what your company can do to ease the stress.

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