INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – New Jersey has the fifth-highest average annual cost per employee for employer-sponsored health plans in the nation, according to findings released today from the United Benefit Advisors 2011 Health Plan Survey.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal Office of Personnel Management is improving its USAJOBS.GOV website, cleaning up nearly 5 billion rows of data.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced that the pension reforms he signed into law on June 28 will save New Jersey’s property taxpayers and local governments $267 million in Fiscal Year 2012.
ELIZABETH – Union County College will host an Essential Grants Skills Workshop presented by the Grantsmanship Center on Nov. 1-2 at the Elizabeth Kellogg Building on the Elizabeth Campus.
MOUNTAINSIDE –– The Internal Revenue Service reminded all New Jersey taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irene that they have until Oct. 31 to meet certain tax filing and payment obligations and announced that e-File and Free File would remain available to accept their returns.
Many small employers that pay at least half of the premiums for employee health insurance coverage under a qualifying arrangement may be eligible for the small business health care tax credit, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Admit it: You probably spend more time comparison shopping online than reviewing your annual benefits enrollment materials. That’s a big mistake because the money you could save by choosing the right employee benefits package probably far exceeds any savings you could get on a big-screen TV.
STATE – A majority of New Jersey residents (51 percent) feel that they’re worse off financially than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.
STATE — Starting early next year, Bank of America will begin charging debit-card users a $5 per month fee to pay for purchases. Several other banks have also recently introduced or started testing debit card fees recently.
UNION — UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation, is hosting a free workshop for local businesses interested in selling to the Picatinny Arsenal and other governmental agencies. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCEDC’s headquarters in Union.