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    IRS Issues New Form W-4 for 2021 Employee Tax Withholdings
    By Drew Gieseke on January 13, 2021 | 2 min read time

    In December 2020, the IRS released the final version of the 2021 Form W-4. The important tax form includes very few changes from the 2020...

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    When are the Deadlines for ACA Reporting in 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on January 12, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The start of the year means more dates for HR teams and employers to remember, including ACA filing deadlines. From fielding questions from...

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    Email Template for Open Enrollment Communication
    By Lauren Brown on January 8, 2021 | 2 min read time

    Effective communication has never been more crucial for a successful open enrollment, especially if your organization is still operating...

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    State-by-State COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans and Information
    By Drew Gieseke on January 7, 2021 | 8 min read time

    The coronavirus vaccine has arrived. As doses are distributed throughout the country, employers and HR teams need to know when they can plan...

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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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    New COVID-19 Relief Bill Allows FSA Rollover, Extends Grace Period
    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...

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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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    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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