Kathryn Mayer

Kathryn Mayer is HRE’s benefits editor and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. She has covered benefits for the better part of a decade, and her stories have won multiple awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the National Federation of Press Women. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver. She can be reached at kmayer@lrp.com.

What to know about salary trends in 2023

Before doling out bigger bonuses and salary increases, leaders need to consider these factors.

What’s behind the growing interest in voluntary benefits?

With more workers participating in perks like critical illness and disability insurance, new research indicates employers would be wise to beef up their offerings in a hot job market.

ICHRAs see triple-digit growth, driving a ‘seismic shift’ in healthcare market

New analysis details the growth of individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements among employers.

Startling new wellbeing data is a call to action for HR leaders

Analysts are identifying a ‘crisis of wellbeing’ in the workplace, despite measures put in place during the pandemic.

Remote work options are still surging among high-paying jobs

New data indicates that remote work isn’t just a pandemic trend—it’s here to stay, an important takeaway for HR leaders working to recruit and retain employees.

Pay transparency laws are here. What’s with the broad salary ranges?

Job postings with extremely broad pay ranges not only could open an employer up to city or state penalties but also could deter potential candidates.

Employers cite healthcare costs as obstacle to recruit and keep workers

Attracting and retaining employees has become a 'street fight,' one industry expert says.

Here’s where employers plan to invest in mental health in coming years

Increased EAP benefits, mental health days and manager training are all on tap, new research finds.

HSAs, 401(k)s, FSAs and more: 11 numbers to know for next year

From health savings account contribution limits to HDHP deductibles, here’s a look at what’s changing, and what's not, come 2023.

Global healthcare benefit costs expected to increase sharply in 2023

Employers must 'think and act differently to address these issues in a meaningful way,' one analyst says.

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