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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.
    Proposed COVID-19 Plan Subsidizes COBRA Coverage Through Sept. 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on January 26, 2021 | 2 min read time

    In a recently proposed COVID-19 stimulus plan, the Biden administration included a provision to help employees out of work by subsidizing the...

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    What is a Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) and How Do They Benefit Employers?
    By Drew Gieseke on January 25, 2021 | 3 min read time

    As of Jan. 1, 2021, pooled employer plans (PEPs) are now available options for employers. Established by the SECURE Act, PEPs operate as a new...

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Access Could Get Boost with New Executive Orders
    By Drew Gieseke on January 22, 2021 | 4 min read time

    The fight against coronavirus will almost certainly look different in the coming days and weeks. During his first full day in office,...

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    Biden Announces New $1.9 Trillion Economic Plan to Fight COVID-19
    By Drew Gieseke on January 15, 2021 | 4 min read time

    On Jan. 14, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced a new plan designed to provide another round of essential stimulus to the economy as the...

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    New Labor and Employment Law Policy Updates for 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on January 14, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Between the pandemic, election season, and open enrollment, employers and HR teams had a lot on their hands in 2020. With this in mind, other...

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    COVID-19: Five Key Changes to PPP Loans in the New Stimulus Package
    By Drew Gieseke on January 13, 2021 | 4 min read time

    The passage of a new coronavirus stimulus package—dubbed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA)—means a new round of funding for the ...

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    IRS Issues New Form W-4 for 2021 Employee Tax Withholdings
    By Drew Gieseke on January 13, 2021 | 2 min read time

    In December 2020, the IRS released the final version of the 2021 Form W-4. The important tax form includes very few changes from the 2020...

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    State-by-State COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans and Information
    By Drew Gieseke on January 7, 2021 | 8 min read time

    The coronavirus vaccine has arrived. As doses are distributed throughout the country, employers and HR teams need to know when they can plan...

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    IRS Issues Guidance for Optional FSA Rollovers, Extended Grace Periods
    By Drew Gieseke on January 5, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) introduced new optional FSA provisions that grant employees improved account flexibility in the...

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    HR Calendar 2021: Key Compliance Dates and Holidays for New Year
    By Drew Gieseke on January 1, 2021 | 4 min read time

    From major holidays to key compliance requirements and ACA deadlines, find out everything you need to know about important HR dates for 2021.

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