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Jared Bilski

Jared’s writing career began in 2005, when he became an assistant editor for PGA Magazine, a leading trade publication for the golf industry. In 2008, Jared joined Progressive Business Publications (the parent company of PBP Media and HR Benefits Alert), and has covered a number of business areas such as marketing, finance, and HR and benefits, and written several white papers.
For the past three years, Jared has worked exclusively in the HR and Benefits field, as editor-in-chief of the semimonthly print newsletter What’s New in Benefits & Compensation, administrator of Whats News in Benefits and Compensation and, recently, as a contributing editor on the HR Benefits Alert website. Jared graduated from Penn State University where he majored in English. He is also a frequent contributor to a number of humor websites.
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ACA repeal could take up to 6 years: Will feds enforce the law in the meantime?

Obamacare delays

In the wake of Trump’s executive order instructing the feds to do whatever was legally necessary to ease the burdens of Obamacare, little has been said about how long such a move will actually take — until now. [Read more…]

Introducing R. Alexander Acosta: Trump’s latest choice for DOL Secretary

Amidst a sea of controversy surrounding his ties to the fast-food industry and less than 24 hours before his committee hearing was slated to begin, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for DOL Secretary. In his place, R. Alexander Acosta was chosen.  [Read more…]

A proven onboarding plan: 180 days to an HR superstar

You know the onboarding process can make or break your hiring process. Done correctly, onboarding can ensure new staffers are contributing in no time. [Read more…]

The communication crisis facing your health plan

As an increasing number of employees are being asked to make smarter healthcare spending decisions, communication is more important than ever. Unfortunately, it looks like many firms have a lot of room for improvement. [Read more…]

Student loan benefits: Employers may be able to offer them tax-free soon

Student loan repayment benefits have become an increasingly popular tool for recruiting and retention in recent years and, if this bill passes, that trend is only likely to continue. [Read more…]

Overtime delay: What 84% of employers are doing

Do we forge ahead with the changes we put in place to comply with the new rule or do we simply revert back to what we were doing before the DOL’s overtime changes?
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Trump’s latest move unofficially delays the Fiduciary Rule: What now?

In the latest of a seemingly endless string of confusing announcements about changes to federal regs, President Trump has instructed the DOL to take a closer look at the new fiduciary rule. To many, that means a delay of the controversial rule is all but guaranteed. [Read more…]

New bill’s solution to ACA problem: Let the states decide

A number of ACA-related bills have been introduced recently, but this particular piece of legislation has stood out from the list for a number of reasons. [Read more…]

The next 401(k)? Why student loan repayment may soon be a standard benefit

Just three percent of employers currently offer student loan repayment benefits. But based on a number of reliable factors, that number may skyrocket in the not so distant future.  [Read more…]

4 keys to a solid paid parental leave policy

Is paid parental leave right for your company? [Read more…]