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    Lauren Brown

    Lauren is an aPHR®-certified member of the Marketing team at Bernard Health. She writes about healthcare insights, employment law, and HR solutions.
    What's the Difference Between Disability Leave and Disability Insurance?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 17, 2021

      When it comes to disability leave and disability insurance, there’s a lot that employers need to know in order to best support their teams. Many...

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    How Can Employers Support Parents During Back-to-School Season?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 16, 2021

      Back-to-school season usually means that parents are adjusting to new routines based on their childcare and family needs. This year is even more...

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    Unvaccinated Employees Could Face Insurance Surcharges
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 13, 2021

      Employees who do not receive the COVID-19 vaccine could face an increase in their health insurance costs, according to Forbes and the National Law...

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    What Should Employers Know About COVID Long-Haulers and the ADA?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 10, 2021

    Some individuals are still experiencing post-COVID symptoms long after recovering from the virus, widely referred to as “long-haul COVID.” While...

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    Do HSA Funds Expire?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 9, 2021

    As employees look ahead to the coming months, many will start to plan out the rest of their health savings account (HSA) funds and flexible savings...

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    Metrics that Help HR Build a Better Organization
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 6, 2021

    There are plenty of ways to measure your company’s success, but sometimes taking a performance inventory of your organization isn’t always first on...

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    Why Is My Group's Health Plan Renewal Rate So High?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 5, 2021

    It’s no secret that employer-sponsored health plans, including dental and vision insurance, remain the most popular employee benefit. In fact, 88% of...

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    How to Write an HR Mission Statement, and Why They Matter
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 5, 2021

    Today, work/life balance and flexibility are a much bigger focus for companies and employees—in part because the lines of work and home life...

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    GoodRx vs. Insurance: Which Should I Use?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 4, 2021

    While individuals might have prescription coverage through their employer-sponsored health plans, they might still face high costs for their...

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    Do Employers Have to Offer Health Insurance?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | August 3, 2021

    It’s no secret that employer-sponsored health plans, including dental and vision insurance, remain the most popular employee benefit. In fact, 88% of...

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