In this week’s Best Money Moves roundup, we take a look at news stories and new research studies that may impact employee benefits and HR issues. We hope you find this news roundup helpful, and we’d love your feedback.

Healthcare benefits for employees could look very different very soon, and the anticipation has many benefits pros wringing their hands. Last week, the House of Representatives passed the GOP’s American Health Care Act. Now it’s headed to the Senate, where the bill is likely to face heated debate.

The AHCA is a big step toward fulfilling Republicans’ longstanding promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Among its other provisions, the AHCA would remove the ACA’s mandate that employers provide healthcare benefits for employees.

These are the top five ways the American Health Care Act could impact the healthcare benefits your company provides to employees.

An increasing number of employers now offer financial education to employees, but does it work? The International Foundation of Employee Benefits conducted and in-depth study of workplace financial education initiatives and the effect they have on workers. How does your company’s plan stack up?

Employee wellness programs are highly regulated and employers are always working hard to ensure their companies are in compliance with the law. Need a quick refresher on the rules? Here’s what you can (and can’t) do with your company’s employee wellness program.

Financial stress distracts employees from the task at hand. That distraction can turn deadly for servicemembers working in conflict zones. Here’s why military members are so vulnerable to financial stress.

Can your company’s office improve employee wellness? “Wellness architecture” – designing workspaces with health and productivity in mind – is changing the way Americans work. Learn how to upgrade your space.

How much will millennials need for retirement? The number is higher than you think: Experts place it between $1.8 and $2.5 million (though of course it’s different for everyone). Why will your young employees need that much?

Employee error is the most common cause of corporate data breaches, and those employees are probably making the same mistakes with their personal data. Help protect them from identity theft in and out of the workplace.

Is your budget preventing you from investing in benefits technology? A new study found many employers let the price tag keep them from adopting more efficient, streamlined systems. Learn why the companies that adopt HR tech really seem to like it.

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement. Even though they’re not yet part of the full-time workforce, many Gen Z-ers under the age of 18 are already putting money away to set themselves up for a secure retirement.

You don’t want your employees to leave and work for a competitor, but how can you get them to stay? With a proactive focus on employee engagement.


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