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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    New 2021 Employer Mandate Penalties Announced by IRS
    By Drew Gieseke on November 21, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Each year, the IRS announces updates to the employer mandate penalties when organizations fail to offer coverage or fail to meet the minimum...

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    Amazon Launches Pharmacy Prescription Fulfillment Service
    By Drew Gieseke on November 19, 2020 | 3 min read time

    With the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, the digital retail giant looks to shake up yet another industry. But, how will this prescription fulfillment...

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    Tips for Benefits Education During Open Enrollment
    By Lauren Brown on November 18, 2020 | 2 min read time

    This open enrollment season, employees might have new questions on their minds as they face unprecedented health concerns due to the COVID-19...

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    Template: Check PTO Status HR Reminder Communication
    By Drew Gieseke on November 14, 2020 | 2 min read time

    How does your company handle end-of-year time off requests? Organizations that utilize a “use it or lose it” PTO approach may find HR overwhelmed...

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    What is a 401(k) Plan and What Does HR Need to Know?
    By Drew Gieseke on November 9, 2020 | 2 min read time

    A 401(k) is a tax-free retirement savings account that many employers offer to employees as an employee benefit. These accounts allow employees to...

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    HR Technology is Driving Productivity—Don’t Get Left Behind
    By Drew Gieseke on November 8, 2020 | 3 min read time

    HR tech is increasingly important to workforce productivity. What should employers know about how technology tools can enhance a company's output? 

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    Metrics that Help HR Build a Better Organization
    By Lauren Brown on November 6, 2020 | 1 min read time

    There are plenty of ways to measure your company’s success, but sometimes taking a performance inventory of your organization isn’t always first...

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    What Fast-Growing Benefits Should HR Consider for 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on November 5, 2020 | 2 min read time

    After a year full of changes for employers and their workforces worldwide, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to a few key benefits...

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    Should Benefit Packages Include Pet Insurance?
    By Lauren Brown on October 30, 2020 | 2 min read time

    With employees spending more time at home, many people have taken the opportunity to add pets to their families. The quickly-approaching holidays...

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    What to Know About HSA, FSA, Commuter Benefit Limit Changes for 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on October 27, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Each year, the IRS reviews contribution limits for numerous tax provisions and healthcare savings accounts. In 2021, some contribution limits were...

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