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Clueless About Health Care Changes? New Survey Shows You’re Not Alone

If you’re in the dark about new changes to health care, you’re not alone.

Per a piece on Fortune, when Aflac conducted its annual open enrollment survey this year, 70 percent (yes, you read that right — 70!) hadn’t heard anything about how their health benefits will be impacted. Plus, merely nine percent of employers reported they were ready to make changes per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Here’s an explanation, as per the piece: An Aflac vice president indicated details keep evolving and new information comes “out of Washington and the state exchanges all the time.” Therefore, employers pause because changes keep taking place. Read more

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From ‘Botox Leave’ to ‘Eternity Leave’ — Eight Unique Employee Benefits Around the Globe

If you think 15 or 20 days of personal time is par for the course here in America, well, you’re right. But what about benefits that include home electricity generators, time off for cosmetic procedures, and even an “eternity leave?”

Mercer’s 2012 Worldwide Benefits & Employment Guidelines round up some unique employee benefits across the pond.

1. Home electricity generators. In Nigeria, employees are offered home electricity generators. In fact, maintenance costs as well are offered as employee benefits. Read more