Health Savings Accounts, HR Policies Explored
Two new white papers from CUNA's Human Resources, Training and Development Council explore the burgeoning health savings account program and developing policies for the next generation of workers.
While 57% of employers are considering offering health savings accounts (HSAs) to control costs, only 3% actually did so in 2005, according to a recent survey by Hewitt Associates, and one of the reasons for that is a lack of understanding about how the program works. "Health Savings Accounts: An Overview of the Requirements, Pros/Cons and Current Market Trends," alleviates some of the confusion of these accounts and provides a general overview on them and also delves into both the benefits and disadvantages of offering HSAs.
The second white paper, "Developing Policies and Cultures Attuned to 21st Century Needs," outlines a number of current and emerging workforce trends and how HR professionals can best develop policies to address the changing needs of a diverse staff.
The policy development section includes a number of suggested subjects from HR professionals and sample policy manuals that address said subjects, including: domestic partners, paid time off, English language, cellular phone and e-mail use, Internet access, whistleblower protection, telecommuting, personal appearance, conflict of interest, smoking, vulnerability management, payday lending, and weapons in the workplace.
For info: www.cunahrcouncil.org.