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    Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke is an aPHR®-certified member of the Marketing team at Bernard Health, where he writes about HR, compliance, and healthcare solutions.
    How Financial Strain From COVID-19 May Delay Employee Retirements
    By Drew Gieseke on December 17, 2020 | 3 min read time

    While new coronavirus vaccines are being distributed throughout the American healthcare system, COVID-19 fallout is just beginning for employers....

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    IRS Increases PCORI Fee for Insurers, Self-Insured Health Plan Sponsors
    By Drew Gieseke on December 15, 2020 | 2 min read time

    In late November 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-84, which announced an increase in fees that insurers and self-insured health plan sponsors pay...

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    UPDATED: COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Approved as Cases Rise
    By Drew Gieseke on December 14, 2020 | 3 min read time

    In mid-December, the FDA approved emergency use for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Cases continue to rise,...

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    IRS Issues Additional Guidance on PPP Loan Expenses Deductibility
    By Drew Gieseke on December 3, 2020 | 2 min read time

    In November 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS released guidance that clarified the tax treatment of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)...

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    How HR Can Audit and Update an Existing PTO Policy—and Why it Matters
    By Drew Gieseke on December 1, 2020 | 5 min read time

    PTO policies require regular review for companies to remain competitive, compliant, and financially solvent. Whether completely reworking your...

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    Election 2020: What Could Change for Employers with President Biden?
    By Drew Gieseke on December 1, 2020 | 6 min read time

    After four years, a new president will move into the White House beginning in January 2021. From healthcare and the economy to labor law, what...

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    Smaller Companies Need to Hire Faster to Find the Best Talent
    By Drew Gieseke on November 29, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Human resources personnel at small and mid-sized businesses often struggle to find and keep quality talent. Why do smaller employers fall behind,...

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    What is COBRA Insurance and When Do Employees Qualify for It?
    By Drew Gieseke on November 26, 2020 | 3 min read time

    While complex, COBRA is also common in workplaces around the country. What should employers know about this important policy and how should they...

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    Template: Submit FSA Information HR Communication
    By Drew Gieseke on November 26, 2020 | 3 min read time

    For employers that offer flexible savings accounts (FSAs) to employees, one key detail to keep in mind is that often FSA funds don’t roll over...

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    DOL Issues Guidance for Continuing Education Compensation Requirements
    By Drew Gieseke on November 23, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently released clarifications regarding continuing education compensability requirements. What...

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