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Establishing an Effective Worksite Marijuana Policy

These days, the United States has a patchwork of marijuana-related laws and statutes that can leave employers feeling lost. In his session entitled “The Marijuana Problem” from the recent Institute… Read more >

The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: 10 DC Plan Takeaways

According to The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: A 15-Year Look (2004-2018), the average defined contribution (DC) plan account balance increased from increased from $18,300 at the end of 2004 to… Read more >

Mental Health and COVID-19 Challenges in Apprenticeship Programs – New Survey Reveals Issues and Solutions

Apprenticeships play an essential role in the development of a highly trained workforce. Today, apprenticeship programs face new challenges while building on their successes, according to recent survey results from… Read more >

Everything Employers Need to Know About Current COVID-19 Compliance

We kicked off 2022 with two big developments for employers across the U.S. regarding COVID-19 compliance— vaccine-or-test mandates and at-home testing coverage. Here’s everything employers should know about these major… Read more >

Tackling Canada’s Retirement Crisis: An Interview With Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald

Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald is the director of financial security research at the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), Ryerson University(Toronto). She is also a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries… Read more >

The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: 10 DB Plan Takeaways

According to the most recent data from The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: A Fifteen-Year Look (2004-2018), demographic trends in multiemployer plans have become less favorable as the number of actively… Read more >

What Health Plan Sponsors Should Know About Social Determinants of Health

The events of the last two years, including the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest, have increased awareness of the impact certain social determinants can have on people’s health. In their… Read more >

Challenges of Mental Health Parity Compliance

Mental health and substance use disorders continue to be a concern for employers. As the pandemic is about to enter its third year, many express a heightened need for mental… Read more >