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    What is an FTE and How Do You Calculate Full-Time Equivalency?
    By Drew Gieseke on February 1, 2021 | 3 min read time

    One of the most common yet often perplexing compliance concerns HR teams encounter is calculating FTE, or full-time equivalency. From what it is...

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    What is a Benefits Administration Platform?
    By Drew Gieseke on January 31, 2021 | 3 min read time

    A benefits administration platform is a software system that manages employer-sponsored benefits for employees—and, in some cases, can be managed...

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    What Reference Check Questions Should HR Ask?
    By Lauren Brown on January 29, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Reference checks are about more than just double-checking a candidate’s resume. By talking to someone’s former manager or associates, hiring...

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    OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Worker Protections After Executive Order
    By Drew Gieseke on January 28, 2021 | 3 min read time

    In response to one of many executive orders signed by President Biden, OSHA recently issued new COVID-19 workplace guidelines to keep employees...

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    What are QSEHRAs?
    By Lauren Brown on January 28, 2021 | 3 min read time

    For many small businesses, staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard enough. Employers have had to face the threat of their...

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    What is Auto-Adjudication?
    By Alex Tolbert on January 28, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Note: This column was originally published in BenefitsPro in August 2018. Minor formatting changes and link updates have been made to the...

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    Employee FAQs on HSA and FSA Spending for Eyewear
    By Lauren Brown on January 27, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Most employees have a firm understanding of medical expenses they can use their HSA and FSA funds on, from copayments to prescriptions....

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    10 Best HR Podcasts for Human Resources Professionals
    By Lauren Brown on January 26, 2021 | 5 min read time

    After a year of unprecedented workplace changes, HR teams have to navigate everything from normal compliance tasks to COVID-19 precautions at...

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    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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