Multiemployer

New Survey Results—Top Trends in Apprenticeship Programs

Justin Held, CEBS
 

While already struggling to replace retiring tradespeople, apprenticeship programs are dealing with a host of new challenges related to external competition and internal challenges. Despite these hurdles, stakeholders say apprenticeship programs are successful overall, and they are anticipating a positive hiring outlook […]

Dispelling Cybersecurity Myths for Benefit Plans

Guest Contributor
 

As the rate of digital transformation continues to accelerate across all industries, poor cybersecurity remains a pressing threat to employers and benefit plan sponsors. Awareness of nine common cybersecurity myths can help employee benefit plan stakeholders better understand their plan’s risk posture […]

The State of Multiemployer Health Plans: Ten Takeaways

Justin Held, CEBS
 

The median cost of benefits for multiemployer health plans increased 4.7% from 2017 to 2018, reaching $11,642 per participant per year (PPPY), according to a new International Foundation report. The consistent increases in costs over the ten-year period required increases in employer […]

Proposed Interest Rate Assumptions for Determining Employer Withdrawal Liability (Part Two)

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

A new rule proposed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) would increase the certainty of withdrawal liability determinations for multiemployer benefit plans and likely help prevent withdrawal liability disputes from going to arbitration and litigation, PBGC officials say. The proposed permissible […]

International Foundation Survey Research Studies: Benchmarking Stats You Can Use

Justin Held, CEBS
 

Those working in the employee benefits industry are facing a landscape that changes daily. The International Foundation’s research team takes trending topics, from paid leave to financial education and mental health, and provides in-depth coverage of employer responses through survey reports. The […]