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    IRS Issues Q3 and Q4 Employee Retention Credit Guidance
    By Bretton Chatham on August 31, 2021 | 5 min read time

    The Employee Retention Credit is one provision of early COVID stimulus that has been extended and expanded as the pandemic has evolved. Recently,...

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    Health Insurance Carriers to Begin Mailing Out Rebate Checks
    By Will Miranne on August 30, 2021 | 4 min read time

    In 2021, many health insurance plans may be eligible for a rebate. Your organization may qualify if you've sponsored a fully-insured health plan...

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    Upcoming Compliance Deadline: Medicare Notice of Creditable Coverage
    By Bretton Chatham on August 27, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Open enrollment is challenging enough for employers and HR. But to stay compliant, they must also keep in mind that many of their workers have...

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    IRS Expands ARPA Paid-Leave Tax Credit to Incentivize More Vaccination
    By Bretton Chatham on August 26, 2021 | 3 min read time

    As Delta variant cases continue to rise, many employers are already considering policies to encourage COVID vaccination among their employees....

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    How Can Small Groups Overcome the Barriers to Self-Insurance?
    By Bretton Chatham on August 25, 2021 | 5 min read time

    Healthcare costs have been outpacing inflation for years, long before COVID exacerbated the situation. The pandemic has challenged the status quo...

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    HR's Guide to Surviving Open Enrollment Season
    By Sarah Weinstein on August 24, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Open enrollment is often difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. For many employers, benefits are the costliest expense outside of payroll. With...

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    10-Step Timeline for a Smooth Open Enrollment
    By Bretton Chatham on August 20, 2021 | 5 min read time

    Q4 can be overwhelming, especially if you’re rolling out open enrollment while wrapping up a fiscal year. But open enrollment doesn’t have to be...

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    OSHA Updates COVID Workplace Guidance in Response to Delta Spread
    By Bretton Chatham on August 20, 2021 | 4 min read time

    The highly contagious Delta variant has disrupted the plans of many employers. In response to this evolving COVID threat, the Occupational Safety...

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    What's the Difference Between Disability Leave and Disability Insurance?
    By Lauren Brown on August 17, 2021 | 2 min read time

      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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    Updated: COBRA Subsidy Remaining Action Item for Employers
    By Drew Gieseke on August 17, 2021 | 9 min read time

      For employers, the COBRA subsidy was one of the most impactful provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). But the qualifying...

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