Will People Flock to the Alexa for Employee Benefits?

Just hearing the words “open enrollment” is enough to make anyone groan with boredom. But what if you could enroll in health insurance at work by talking to a computer? You’re asked a few simple questions about your family, your lifestyle and your medical history, and within nine minutes, you’re done. Enter Jellyvision and Alex, […]

Will People Flock to the Alexa for Employee Benefits?

Just hearing the words “open enrollment” is enough to make anyone groan with boredom. But what if you could enroll in health insurance at work by talking to a computer? You’re asked a few simple questions about your family, your lifestyle and your medical history, and within nine minutes, you’re done. Enter Jellyvision and Alex, […]

The benefits gap between high and low earners is widening

“I SEE PATIENTS every day who are going to have babies because they work at Facebook,” says Peter Klatsky of Spring Fertility clinic in Silicon Valley. Tech giants now include egg-freezing and in vitro fertilisation in their employees’ health coverage. But even as high-earning Americans have the cost of making a baby covered by their […]

People are furiously speculating that Amazon could be getting more tax benefits by splitting its HQ2 between 2 cities — but it’s too early to say whether that will happen (AMZN)

Cliff Owen/AP Amazon is reportedly planning to split its second headquarters, HQ2, between two locations: Long Island City in New York and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, according to The New York Times. Some people are speculating as to whether Amazon will be able to double up on some of the proposed financial […]

The New Benefits of Brand Loyalty

For the most part, the major benefit of brand loyalty is not getting into an argument with your family members at the dinner table. Grandpa worked for General Motors, Dad buys Chevy exclusively, and you decided not to buck the trend. You even bragged about Aunt Beth helping you get a sweet deal on that […]

Thousands of migrants in the caravan turned down Mexico’s offer to get benefits and apply for refugee status, keep marching to the US border

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto offered shelter, medical attention, schooling, jobs to Central Americans traveling in a caravan through his country, calling it a first step toward permanent refugee status. Authorities said more than 1,700 had already applied for refugee status. But several thousand turned down Nieto’s offer, continuing their march to […]

Court rules Uber can force drivers into arbitration over pay, benefits

Uber drivers hoping to be treated as employees may have to go it alone. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a ruling that would have allowed drivers to pursue their case as a class action lawsuit instead of going through individual arbitration (which, historically, favors companies over complainants). Judge Richard Clifton cited […]