Balancing cost control and employee well-being: our jobs as benefits professionals have never been more demanding. Spiraling healthcare costs and pension issues are just two of the external factors that add to the complexity of our work. We discuss:
- Defined contribution plans and issues surrounding 401(k) and 401(a)(9) plans
- Retiree medical challenges
- Consumer-driven health plans
Our candid conversations help us to stay abreast of what other organizations are doing in this dynamic area and give us specific tools for improving our own programs.
Janet S. VanAlsten
Program Director, Employee Benefits Council, Employee Benefits Research Council, and Global Rewards and Mobility Council