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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.
    Final 2020 1094-C, 1095-C ACA Reporting Forms Issued by IRS
    By Drew Gieseke on October 19, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The IRS recently released final versions of the 2020 Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms, which include 1094-C and 1095-C. What should employers know...

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    Parental Leave—What’s the Industry Standard?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 16, 2020 | 3 min read time

    A recent survey from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that paid maternity leave is now offered by more than half (55%) of all...

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    Does Form I-9 Need to Be Filed Separately From Personnel Documents?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 14, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Employment compliance is a tricky but necessary component of any HR team's responsibilities. This includes new hire documentation such as Form...

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    Announced: Wage Cap Increase for 2021 Social Security Payroll Taxes
    By Drew Gieseke on October 13, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Oct. 13, 2020, that the wage cap for Social Security payroll taxes will increase in 2021....

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    What's the Difference Between Active and Passive Enrollment?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 12, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Open enrollment is approaching, which means it's time for HR to begin thinking about strategy—and that strategy needs to include more than just...

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    How Unused Vacation Days Impact Your Bottom Line
    By Drew Gieseke on October 8, 2020 | 3 min read time

    According to CNN Travel, 768 million vacation days went unused in 2019—a new record.  At surface level, employees electing to work over taking...

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    Projections Indicate Modest Healthcare Cost Increase in 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on October 8, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The past seven months have been rocky for employer-sponsored health insurance. Between COVID-19 completely upending budgets and many small...

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    Are Job Offer Letters Legally Required?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 7, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Do Employers Have to Send Offer Letters? When bringing on a new hire, a common practice is to make a verbal job offer and to follow that verbal...

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    IRS Announces 1095-B, 1095-C Deadline Extension for 2020 Furnishings
    By Drew Gieseke on October 6, 2020 | 2 min read time

    On Oct. 2, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-76, which extended ACA reporting deadlines and requirements for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C. What does...

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    COVID-19: Small Businesses Face Tough Decisions on Healthcare Coverage
    By Drew Gieseke on October 6, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The pandemic is still wreaking havoc on employers and workers. As open enrollment and 2021 near, many small businesses may be forced to take...

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