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    Bretton Chatham

    Bretton is an aPHR-certified member of the Marketing Team at Bernard Health. He writes about HR, compliance, and benefits solutions.
    The Mutual Benefit of Employer-Assisted Student Loan Repayment
    By Bretton Chatham on September 16, 2021 | 5 min read time

    For the first time in almost two years, the bill will come due for millions of Americans as the student loan repayment pause expires on January...

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    President Biden Announces Federal Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers
    By Bretton Chatham on September 13, 2021 | 5 min read time

    As the US averages 145,000 new COVID cases and 1,600 deaths per day due to the contagious Delta variant, the federal government has recently taken...

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    ACA Affordability Threshold Lowered for 2022
    By Bretton Chatham on September 9, 2021 | 5 min read time

    The IRS recently announced that it will lower the affordability threshold requirement for employer-sponsored health plans in 2022. Depending on...

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    How to Approach Reference-Based Pricing
    By Bretton Chatham on September 7, 2021 | 5 min read time

    More and more small to midsize employers are confronted with the rising costs of traditional group health plans. Reference-based pricing may offer...

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    How to Write a Bereavement Leave Policy
    By Bretton Chatham on September 2, 2021 | 7 min read time

    It’s a conversation no one wants to have, but like death itself, discussing bereavement leave can only be avoided so long. In fact, the...

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    IRS Issues Q3 and Q4 Employee Retention Credit Guidance
    By Bretton Chatham on August 31, 2021 | 5 min read time

    The Employee Retention Credit is one provision of early COVID stimulus that has been extended and expanded as the pandemic has evolved. Recently,...

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    Upcoming Compliance Deadline: Medicare Notice of Creditable Coverage
    By Bretton Chatham on August 27, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Open enrollment is challenging enough for employers and HR. But to stay compliant, they must also keep in mind that many of their workers have...

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    IRS Expands ARPA Paid-Leave Tax Credit to Incentivize More Vaccination
    By Bretton Chatham on August 26, 2021 | 4 min read time

    As Delta variant cases continue to rise, many employers are already considering policies to encourage COVID vaccination among their employees....

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    How Can Small Groups Overcome the Barriers to Self-Insurance?
    By Bretton Chatham on August 25, 2021 | 5 min read time

    Healthcare costs have been outpacing inflation for years, long before COVID exacerbated the situation. The pandemic has challenged the status quo...

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    10-Step Timeline for a Smooth Open Enrollment
    By Bretton Chatham on August 20, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Q4 can be overwhelming, especially if you’re rolling out open enrollment while wrapping up a fiscal year. But open enrollment doesn’t have to be...

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