UHA Health Insurance, a community wellness leader that provides physician-led health plans to tens of thousands of employer groups and members in Hawaii, announced their Student Loan Assistance Program with Peanut Butter.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has announced the results of its 2019 Employee Benefits Study1, which assessed the prevalence of more than 250 benefits through survey responses from thousands of employers.
This Week Peanut Butter CEO David Aronson was invited on WGN Radio’s The Opening Bell to speak on the issue of student loans and the potential economic impacts of cancelling trillions of dollars of U.S. student debt following Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposal to forgive all student loans.
If you’re an employer who is offering or considering offering Student Loan Assistance as a benefit to your employees, these five tips will help you create buzz in your organization (and community!) and generate employee excitement.
Smart organizations are considering Student Loan Assistance programs because they’re aware of the increasing student loan debt burden their employees face and they know it’s highly attractive for hiring and retaining talent with the right offering. If your company is considering this benefit, it’s important to know how traditional employer-sponsored Student Loan Assistance programs stack up against 529 Savings Plans.
Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report is always an insightful read. Last year, they stressed the rising importance of a company’s social impact -- that is, the need for companies to move beyond their own revenue growth and help address larger societal issues. This year’s report, published earlier this month, reinforces this same theme but with more focus.
Diversity in the workplace continues to be an important topic to HR professionals and business leaders. Employers offering student loan benefits are uniquely positioned to attract more diverse talent, while also differentiating from competition for a hiring advantage.
After completing a year-long testing and vetting process, Peanut Butter was proud to be confirmed by MEMBERS Development Company (MDC) in February of 2019 as a partner for Student Loan Assistance.
Alabama Credit Union discovered their employees have a student debt burden similar to other Americans, with balances averaging $26,500 to $36,000. They realized they could make a difference in the lives of their employees by launching Peanut Butter Student Loan Repayment, a unique benefit that allows ACU to contribute monthly to their employees’ student loan debt as an employer-provided benefit. Like many employers, ACU also recognized that a unique benefits offering like student loan repayment could help them attract and retain their talent, too.
Peanut Butter was listed by Built In Chicago as one of five local edtech companies having a positive impact on the lives of students and recent graduates.
Peanut Butter CEO, David Aronson, is proud to speak at the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference (HBLC), organized by Human Resource Executive magazine. The conference runs April 24-26, 2019 at the Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
At Peanut Butter, we're always looking at new ways for employers to make student loan repayment a fiscally advantageous benefit to offer employees. We also go to great lengths with our attorneys to understand IRS and tax laws, so employers don't find themselves in a tricky situation.
Our clients and prospects often ask if student loans in a parent's name are still eligible to participate in Student Loan Repayment plans. This can be a common occurrence today, where parents are trying to help shoulder the burden of their kids' debt from student loans. As an employer offering Student Loan Repayment, though, there may be tax implications if you consider covering loans for borrowers other than your employee. Here's what you need to know:
Kiswe, a video streaming startup and Peanut Butter customer, has received positive press after deciding to introduce a Student Loan Assistance late last year. In an excerpt from the article, which is shared below, Kiswe's CEO, Mike Schabel, speaks on his personal experience with student loan debt and how that encouraged him to help employees at his company shave years off paying back their loans by offering the benefit.
The moment you've been preparing for your whole life, er, year has finally arrived. It's basically the Olympics for Human Resources professionals. It requires preparation and dedication, it's not for the faint of heart. You're sure to encounter a few set backs or hiccups along the way, but ultimately you keep moving forward until the finish line is in sight. The moment I'm referring to is Open Enrollment, which for most companies has just happened or is happening at the very moment as you're hiding under a desk to read this article and restore your sanity.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only a third of employees who have access to a retirement program are actively using it to save for their future. Many either don’t see the benefit at this stage in their lives or they simply can’t afford to contribute until they have paid off their student debt.
Did you know, companies that are diverse boast 19% more revenue than those that are not? It's true, according to a recent BCG study. This finding could be part of the reason one in three human resources leaders stated that improving diversity would be a main focus throughout 2018. To do so, many top firms, from technology to higher education, have made a place on the leadership team for someone who focuses on this area of the business.
With 2019 right around the corner, your orginization may be thinking you missed the boat on adding some new benefits to next year's offering. While that may be the case for other benefits, it doesn't have to be the case for Student Loan Assistance. Peanut Butter has streamlined the process, so you can begin offering it today (it's true - which is one of the reasons we have a 5-star rating on G2 Crowd)!
A recent survey, however, showed that 60 percent of Millennials (those now 19-35) don't think they'll be able to pay off their loans until they're in their 40s.
In August, the IRS issued a groundbreaking ruling that could affect the tax treatment of employers’ student loan repayment contributions. We can help you understand what the ruling means, how to explain it to your stakeholders, and how companies can act on it to offer a differentiated benefit before their competitors do.