Educational Assistance Plans

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These summaries were compiled from Foundation Publications Search, a database of articles, research reports and books published by the International Foundation and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.


Employers Are Getting Educated on Student Loan Benefits.
Oliva, Meera; Benefits Magazine; v54 no10 pp 32-36 Oct 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Helping employees pay off their student loans may be one strategy for attracting and retaining talented workers, especially Millennials.
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Quick Look: Saving for College.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no9 p 9 Sep 2017; journal article

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Abstract : With an annual price tag of $9,560 for an in-state public school to $33,480 for a private university, surveys show that most parents expect to share the cost with their children, and many children will have student loans.
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You Asked, We Answered: Student Loan Repayment Benefits.
Lucey, Jennifer; Benefits Magazine; v54 no2 pp 9-10 Feb 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Answers to frequently asked questions about student loan repayment benefits.
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Quick Look: Funding Education Costs.
CEBS Advantage; v34 no3 p 28 Dec 2016; journal article

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Abstract : An HSBC report, "The Value of Education: Foundations for the Future," reveals Canadian families' attitudes toward education expenses and how they compare globally. Canadian parents spend an average of US$5,990 annually on their child's higher education, compared with a global average of US$7,631.
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Quick Look: Funding Education Costs.
Plans & Trusts; v34 no5 p 24 Sep-Oct 2016; journal article

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Abstract : An HSBC report, "The Value of Education: Foundations for the Future," reveals Canadian families' attitudes toward education expenses and how they compare globally. Canadian parents spend an average of US$5,990 annually on their child's higher education, compared with a global average of US$7,631.
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Quick Look: Innovative Offerings.
Benefits Magazine; v53 no8 p 10 Aug 2016; journal article

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Abstract : Employers looking to perk up an employee benefits package--perhaps to attract and retain employees in a tight skills market or to reduce stress on employees--can consider a wide variety of less common benefits. For "Employee Benefits Suvey 2016," the International Foundation asked about a number of miscellaneous benefits besides the usual health, retirement and leave benefits.
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Educational Assistance Benefits.
Held, Justin; Benefits Magazine; v52 no11 pp 8-9 Nov 2015; journal article

Availability : International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Abstract : A survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans shows, of 338 U.S. respondents, five out of six offer educational assistance to employees to help them enhance their skills. Tuition reimbursement and Internal Revenue Code Section 127 plans are most common. One in three offers the benefits to part-time workers as well as full-time and salaried employees. Two-thirds offer training seminars in house, while under half pay for conferences and continuing education courses and only two in five pay for licensing courses and exams related to jobs. Few offer time off for educational purposes. Formal partnerships with educational institutions are becoming more prevalent for public sector employers. Most employers cap the annual education benefit, most commonly at $5,000, and four in five require a minimum grade for reimbursement. Employee retention and loyalty are the most common reasons for offering educational benefits, and nearly three-fourths felt their programs succeed at those goals.
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Quick Look: Educational Assistance Benefits.
Benefits Magazine; v52 no11 p 10 Nov 2015; journal article

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Abstract : Employers that help their employees pay for education--including courses leading to associate, undergraduate, or master's degrees and in-house training--believe doing so improves employee retention.
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Quick Look: Wellness Trends.
Benefits Magazine; v52 no2 p 12 Feb 2015; journal article

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Abstract : Wellness initiatives such as employee assistance programs and flu shots have become commonplace, while several less traditional initiatives are gathering steam.
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Educational Assistance Benefits: 2015 Survey Results.
International Foundation; 29 pp 2015; survey

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Abstract : A survey report on educational benefits offered by International Foundation members across the United States. The survey evaluates the most prevalent types of educational assistance/tuition reimbursement benefit programs offered by single and public employers, along with the characteristics of offerings, progress requirements and limitations and future strategies and implications.
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