NFIB began promoting "The Faces of the Healthcare Crisis: Small Business in America," a collection of stories that profiles small business owners on the frontlines of the healthcare crisis, to Congress before recess. NFIB is taking these stories to Congress and the next Administration to ensure the needs of this important constituency are fully Read More

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About 401(k)'s

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About 401(k)'s - http://www.usnews.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Employee Benefits
From http://www.usnews.com 4853 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 21, 2008 5:02 am
Only about 16 percent of businesses with fewer than 50 employees in the United States have 401(k) plans. Small-business owners are so focused on developing their businesses that some do not realize that those assets can grow at a much faster rate for their retirement under the right plan. An October survey by ING DIRECT's ShareBuilder401k, fo Read More

When workers need a raise but you can't afford it

When workers need a raise but you can't afford it - http://www.usatoday.com Avatar Posted by ginalee under Employee Benefits
From http://www.usatoday.com 4885 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 19, 2008 11:36 pm
Many small business owners are finding themselves in painful conversations with employees these days, chats that start with "Boss, I'm really strapped for cash — I need a raise." But many companies are also hurting and an owner may need find a way to help a staffer without involving money. Human resources professionals say that by being crea Read More

Providing Health Benefits on a Budget

Providing Health Benefits on a Budget - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Employee Benefits
From http://online.wsj.com 4902 days ago
Made Hot by: cartermi on July 1, 2008 10:36 pm
Spiraling health-care costs have forced many small employers to reduce the benefits they offer -- or, in some cases, eliminate coverage altogether. And there's no end in sight. Health-care costs for U.S. employers are expected to rise almost 10% in 2008, according to a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers of more than 500 employers and heal Read More
The cost of health care is on the rise and fewer micro-businesses owners are offering coverage to their employees. A survey of nearly 4,000 micro-businesses found that 18.6% of the respondents said their health care plans are covering full-time employees this year. That number is down from 46.2% in 2005. A micro-business has 10 or fewer em Read More

Small Businesses Face Monumental Choice on Health Care

Small Businesses Face Monumental Choice on Health Care - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Employee Benefits
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4943 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 22, 2008 8:55 pm
Who should get health insurance, how should they get it, and who pays? Those three questions are at the forefront of the current controversy over health care and will provide the framework for the great debate that will begin once the presidential primaries end and the general election begins. Small business owners, of course, have a huge stak Read More

Bundle Your Insurance for Greater Savings

Bundle Your Insurance for Greater Savings - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Employee Benefits
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4977 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 19, 2008 4:08 am
Ya got me on this one - who knew I could bundle my worker's comp with my medical benefits and potentially save on both? In one company I'm working with, we just changed insurance providers for our group health benefits as our old provider wanted to increase premiums 20%. Once that was done, our new broker made us aware that Blue Cross coul Read More

Finding Health Insurance if You Are Self-Employed

Finding Health Insurance if You Are Self-Employed - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Employee Benefits
From http://www.nytimes.com 4997 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 29, 2008 2:15 pm
If there is one thing that separates the self-employed from those employed by others, it is their preoccupation with health insurance. Many entrepreneurs seem to find health insurance after doing a lot of research, though they generally pay more than they think they should. Some who are in good health bet on remaining that way and forgo health Read More

While Washington Dithers, States Craft SMB Health Plans

While Washington Dithers, States Craft SMB Health Plans - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Employee Benefits
From http://www.allbusiness.com 5025 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 2, 2008 4:01 pm
Lawmakers in Washington have dithered and debated while the health insurance crisis has grown increasingly worse. At last count, skyrocketing costs have forced 47 million Americans to forego insurance and put their health at risk. The majority of those work in small businesses. At the state level, however, a number of progressive governors, have ta Read More

Retirement plans for small businesses

Retirement plans for small businesses - http://www.nydailynews.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Employee Benefits
From http://www.nydailynews.com 5042 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 13, 2008 6:05 pm
Many small business owners don't offer retirement plans, wary of the costs. But they can be worthwhile investments that help attract and retain employees, while offering tax benefits for companies.

Fees have come down in recent years, the result of increased competition among retirement plan management companies. Business owners should also kee Read More
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