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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.
    Just Married: How Does Health Insurance Change for Newlywed Employees?
    By Lauren Brown on July 6, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Newlyweds have plenty to navigate after they tie the knot, including how they enroll in health insurance. Generally speaking, employees can only...

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    Do Your Employees Know What to Do When They Have Qualifying Events?
    By Lauren Brown on June 30, 2021 | 2 min read time

    When an employee experiences a life event such as the birth or adoption of a baby or a marriage, chances are they’re not immediately thinking...

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    Do Copays Count Toward the Out-of-Pocket Maximum?
    By Lauren Brown on June 29, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Back in 2014, all in-network cost-sharing, including copays, started to count toward a policyholder’s out-of-pocket maximum, which marked a...

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    Which Certifications Help HR Professionals and Their Careers?
    By Lauren Brown on June 28, 2021 | 4 min read time

    According to a study from Payscale, 34.2 percent of all HR professionals had at least one HR credential in 2018. With all of the changes in...

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    Do Employers Need to Disclose Pay Information on Job Posts?
    By Lauren Brown on June 25, 2021 | 6 min read time

    In an effort to combat the gender pay gap and solve other pay disparity issues, Colorado signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act into law, which...

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    How Does Enrolling in an HDHP Mid-Year Impact Your HSA?
    By Lauren Brown on June 23, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Changing life events in the middle of the year usually means changes to your health insurance plan. If an employee enrolls in a high-deductible...

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    Should Benefit Packages Include Pet Insurance?
    By Lauren Brown on June 22, 2021 | 3 min read time

      After the COVID-19 pandemic forced most teams to work remotely and spend more time at home, many employees took the opportunity to add pets to...

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    What is Military Leave?
    By Lauren Brown on June 22, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Military leave may not be common in every industry and region, but U.S. employers and HR teams still need to know their obligations to employees...

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    Supreme Court of the United States Dismisses ACA Challenge
    By Lauren Brown on June 17, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The Supreme Court ruled to dismiss a challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 vote on Thursday, June 17, 2021. While not unexpected, the ...

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    Use These 5 Strategies to Protect Your Organization from Cybersecurity Threats
    By Lauren Brown on June 16, 2021 | 3 min read time

      One of the biggest risks that modern organizations today face involves cybersecurity threats. A survey from IDG Research Services, commissioned...

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