Benefits

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List: Hidden Credit Card Benefits

Most credit cards come with perks, like points or frequent flyer miles… But there’s other benefits you may not even know about. Check out this list of potentially priceless perks that may already be associated […]

12/17/2014

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Are Gays And Lesbians Less Prepared For Retirement Than Their Hetero Counterparts?

We hear a lot about Americans not being prepared enough for their retirement, but there is now word that gays and lesbians are even less prepared than people who identify as straight.

12/01/2014

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District. (CBS)

East Bay Fire Chief Says $380,000 In Salary, Benefits Is ‘Outrageous,’ Wants Department Eliminated

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District made about $177,000 a year in salary. But including retirement benefits, his total compensation comes out to roughly $380,000.

11/12/2014

Eileen Joyce

Older Americans, Still Saddled With Student Debt, Find Social Security Benefits At Risk

An estimated 2 million Americans age 60 and older who are still carrying student debt and learning too late that their Social Security benefits could be in jeopardy.

10/31/2014

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit Costs

The tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.

10/23/2013

CalPERS

CalPERS To Post Data Of 500,000 Pensioners Online

The nation’s largest public pension fund announced Monday that it will post data online about nearly half a million pensioners in an effort to be transparent.

07/08/2013

Former BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger (BART)

BART GM Says Ex-Official’s Pay Deserves Review

The top administrator for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System says her predecessor’s pay of $330,000 last year despite not working a single day warrants a review.

06/13/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose, Police Union Reach Pension Agreement

The city of San Jose and its police union have reached an agreement that will reduce pensions for new officers and ends a dispute over efforts to reduce costly retirement benefits.

04/26/2013

Ice cream makers, Ben & Jerry (credit: ADE JOHNSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben & Jerry’s Handing Out Free Ice Cream

A delicious tradition continues Tuesday with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shops throughout the Bay Area and beyond giving away free scoops…

04/09/2013

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Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex Couples

Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.

02/15/2013

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