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.

How employers are reacting to the hold on Biden’s vaccine mandate

A new survey–conducted before the Omicron variant was discovered–finds that more than half will require employee vaccines.

COVID booster shots are here. What should employers do?

As additional shots earn FDA and CDC authorization, company leaders need to beef up communication–but also focus on the biggest priority.

OSHA suspends vaccine enforcement; what’s the next move for HR?

The decision leaves organizations in a difficult spot, but walking back plans may prove even more complicated, experts say.

Number of the day: non-medical benefits

A new study predicts significant growth for benefits such as paid family medical leave and disability insurance. What that means for HR leaders.

Ginger Zee to headline 2022 Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

The TV personality, ABC News chief meteorologist and mental health advocate will speak about why employers must step up their mental health efforts.

Vaccine requirements to become the norm in job listings

Vaccine requirements in job posts leap an 'unprecedented' amount, data finds, and will only grow in the coming months.

Benefits news you may have missed: Nov. 8-12

From how legal challenges are affecting employers’ plans for the vaccine mandate to new 401(k) and FSA limits, here are some of the week’s top stories.

6 ways COVID-19 is changing open enrollment this year

Technology, mental health and more dependents are among the new aspects of the process two years into the pandemic.

What the new 401(k), FSA contribution limits for 2022 mean for HR

After not increasing employee contributions this year, the agency says workers can put more money into their 401(k)s and their health FSAs next year.

As vaccine mandate gets tied up in court, what should employers do?

The short answer? Move ahead with compliance, experts say.

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