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    How Can Employers Boost Employee Wellness in 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on January 7, 2021 | 4 min read time

    While many individuals make personal wellness goals for the new year, employers can play an important role in helping employees maintain...

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    Reminders for Employee Contribution Limits in 2021
    By Lauren Brown on January 6, 2021 | 4 min read time

    With the start of the new year, the new limits for HSA, FSA, and other employee-contribution benefits are now active. While only some limits...

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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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    What are EAPs and How Can They Help Workforces in 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on January 5, 2021 | 2 min read time

    After a year of unprecedented change and stress due to a global pandemic, workforces need more support than ever in the new year....

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    What To Do If Employees Asked to Be Laid Off
    By Lauren Brown on January 1, 2021 | 2 min read time

    It might not sound typical, but employers face a tricky situation when it comes to employees asking to be laid off from their job, especially...

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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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    Do Retirement-Age Workers Need to Enroll in Medicare?
    By Lauren Brown on December 31, 2020 | 2 min read time

    According to the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the percentage of retirement-age Americans in the labor force has...

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    New COVID-19 Stimulus Package Extends FFCRA Leave Tax Credit
    By Drew Gieseke on December 31, 2020 | 3 min read time

    With the passage of the new coronavirus stimulus, Congress also extended a key provision in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Find...

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    How to File and Distribute Form 1095-C
    By Lauren Brown on December 30, 2020 | 4 min read time

    With the deadline to file and distribute 1095-Cs approaching, making sure that the right documents get to the right place is essential. The...

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    BerniePortal’s Top HR Content of 2020
    By Lauren Brown on December 29, 2020 | 2 min read time

    While HR teams were planning for 2020 a year ago, no one could’ve predicted the year that we’ve had to face after COVID-19 turned workforces—and...

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