Companies to link benefits to profits

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. companies that reinstate 401(k) retirement benefits as the economy improves may tie matching funds to company profits, a Watson Wyatt survey said.

U.S. pension plans enter an ice age

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- More U.S. companies have frozen their workers' pension plans this year than in all of 2008, a human resources research group said.

Employers may pass on pension plan relief

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A bill to support U.S. employee pension plans would find resistance among employers if it mandated benefit contributions, a trade association director said.

Downturn erasing company benefits

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. employers indicate confidence in their ability to provide healthcare benefits in the future has dropped, the consulting firm Watson Wyatt said.

U.S. pension plans fell behind in 2008

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. pension plans fell behind by more than $200 billion in 2008 and by another $54 billion in February, studies show.

Raise, bonuses and benefits look to shrink

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Surveys of U.S. businesses show that all manner of pay increases are expected to decrease in the next 12 months.

U.S. companies trimming retirement help

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The list of U.S. companies suspending contributions to employee retirement accounts will likely grow, a survey of companies revealed.

Fed help sought for Canadian pensions

TORONTO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Lobbying efforts have begun by cash-strapped major Canadian companies for federal relief from pension obligations, executives said.

Employee well-being based on pay rank

COVENTRY, England, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Employee well-being is dependent upon the rank of an individual's wage in a group, as opposed to the individual's absolute pay, British researchers say.

Healthcare costs squeezing the insured

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Even the insured are being squeezed by escalating healthcare costs in the United States, data show.

More adopt consumer-directed health plans

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. workers who enrolled in consumer-directed health plans, or CDHP, has nearly doubled over the last two years, a study said.

Healthcare costs see global increases

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Increases in medical costs are out-pacing inflation 81 percent of respondents to a global survey by Watson Wyatt Polls said.

Stress the leading cause of job turnover

TORONTO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Stress is the major factor that prompts most employees to quit their jobs in Canada, a newly released report said.

How big a lottery prize returns happiness?

COVENTRY, England, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- British scientists seeking to discover how much must be won in a lottery to deliver long-term happiness say, predictably, small prizes don't do it. But Andrew Oswald, a professor of economics at the University of Warwick, and Jonathan Gardner, of the fina

Studies: U.S. health costs on the rise

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Two studies released Wednesday reported health care costs in the United States are rising rapidly for employed and retired persons.
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Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: WW) is a global consulting firm. The firm's services include: managing the cost and effectiveness of employee benefit programs; developing attraction, retention and reward strategies; advising pension plan sponsors and other institutions on optimal investment strategies; providing strategic and financial advice to insurance and financial service companies; and delivering related technology, outsourcing and data services. Its principal operating subsidiary, Watson Wyatt & Company, is a human capital consulting firm with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Its corporate offices are in Arlington, Virginia.

As of January, 2009, Watson Wyatt Worldwide has 7,700 employees in 106 offices located in 32 countries around the world.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide traces its roots back to the oldest actuarial firm in the world, formed in 1878. Watson Wyatt's first client is still a client 130 years later.

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