We’ve discussed the FMLA previously on our blog, but today we’re diving into the most common and problematic mistakes employers make regarding the FMLA. It’s not written down Ensure that your FMLA policy is in writing, with detailed information about how your HR department will count days off, determine eligibility, and outline procedure expectations. Include … Continue reading 6 Mistakes Employers Make with the FMLA
Is your maternity benefits plan supporting your employees and benefitting your organization? Use this checklist to maximize your impact.
Ovia Health is thrilled to kick off our new My Maternity Matters video series. Each month, we’ll be interviewing working parents to explore what maternity benefits, leave, and policies look like across various roles and companies through personal stories. Check out this month’s video, in which Ovia Health’s Chief of Product, Gina Nebesar, tells us … Continue reading My Maternity Matters: Episode 1
Millennials make up the largest generational group in the U.S. workforce at more than 53 million workers. They function differently in the workplace than past generations and have different expectations of their employers. They're shaking up the workforce, and legacy companies and small businesses alike are asking themselves how to recruit, retain, and motivate their … Continue reading 5 Benefits Millennials Are Interested In
You’ve done your due diligence. You’ve assessed your current benefits programs, you’ve researched and vetted new ones, and you’ve put together a rigorous benefits package for your employees. You’re supporting their mental, financial, and physical wellbeing, and you’re playing a crucial role in the company. Now what? Share, share, share! Aside from shouting from the … Continue reading 5 Effective Ways to Share Your Benefits with Employees
Having a baby is one of the biggest life decisions your employee can make. It's also one of the most expensive decisions your employee can make. Not only will your employee’s life change forever, but their finances will also never be the same. According to the USDA, it costs a family over $245,000 to raise … Continue reading 4 Employee Benefits that Help With the Cost of Raising a Family
Maternity-related care is often at the top of the list of medical costs for an organization. Employers in the U.S. are collectively billed $12 billion annually in excess healthcare costs due to premature births. Your company may have seen bills for twins or triplets, a preterm birth and NICU stay, or other complicated pregnancy conditions. As … Continue reading How Investing In Maternity Benefits Can Help Your Bottom Line
Maternity leave policies are rapidly evolving as more and more companies institute paid leave, expand their policies to include paternity leave, and generally offer more flexibility. While improving family leave policies is hugely important to support your employees and their families, it is equally important to communicate these benefits in a supportive and effective manner.
When you’re in the benefits space, “FMLA” gets tossed around a lot. Whether you’re an expert in the law or can’t seem to remember what the acronym stands for, everyone could use a little refresher from time to time. Reviewing the FMLA thoroughly is a helpful way to see how it fits into your organization’s maternity benefits and leave policies.
Modern moms in the workforce are using maternity leave to simultaneously benefit their families and their employers.