HR Professionals Magazine May 2016


May 2016 Issue Highlights

In the Spotlight: Lindsay Carter, MSSHRM Diversity Chair



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breaking news

Student Loan Payback Becoming a Popular Benefit


According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2015 Employee Benefits survey report, last year:

• 56 percent of organizations offered undergraduate education assistance.

• 52 percent offered post-graduate education assistance.

• Just 3 percent offered company-provided student loan repayments.

SHRM’s survey also revealed that 11 percent of organizations offered 529 plans, which are tax-advantaged savings plans designed to encourage saving for future college costs—often used on behalf of employees’ children but also available for employees to save for their own eligible college expenses.

Other SHRM research indicates that the maximum employee reimbursement allowed for tuition/education expenses annually is, on average, $4,591.11.

SHRM’s comprehensive 2016 Employee Benefits report, which will delve into changes employers are making with their benefit mix, will be released in June at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C.


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