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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    What You Need to Know About Beneficiaries
    Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak | November 28, 2023

    What Is a Beneficiary? A beneficiary is an individual who is chosen to receive the benefits of property, typically in the event that the owner passes...

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    IRS Roundup: 2024 Tax Brackets, 401(k) Contributions, and FSA Limits
    Picture of Aidan Farrish Aidan Farrish | November 2, 2023

    The Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, regularly makes changes to adjust its regulations in response to inflation. But with inflation at or near...

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    What's the Difference: Copays, Deductibles, Coinsurance
    Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak | October 31, 2023

    Copays, deductibles, and coinsurance are all out-of-pocket expenses that represent the portion that an individual is required to pay either before or...

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    What Are the 4 Pillars of a Total Rewards Strategy?
    Picture of Aidan Farrish Aidan Farrish | October 26, 2023

    Have you ever worked for an employer that provided health insurance coverage? Or maybe you participate in an employer-sponsored program that promotes...

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    Guide to Providing Healthcare Benefits to Employees
    Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak | October 19, 2023

    Starting a health insurance plan can certainly induce some headaches without the proper steps in place. If you’re an HR professional tasked with the...

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    Prepare for Open Enrollment
    Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak | October 13, 2023

    We all know how hectic Q4 can get… The end-of-year reminders to stay ahead of yearly compliance… Ensuring employees are taking advantage of their...

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    10 Common Open Enrollment Questions
    Picture of Aidan Farrish Aidan Farrish | August 3, 2023

    Open enrollment is on many HR professionals' minds as fall approaches. Having great benefits is critical for employee health and happiness, so you...

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    What States Have Pay Transparency Laws?
    Picture of Aidan Farrish Aidan Farrish | July 12, 2023

    **This blog is updated regularly as states or other jurisdictions pass new laws.** Many jurisdictions are passing laws to protect and enforce pay...

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    How and When to Calculate Overtime Pay
    Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak | July 5, 2023

    Do you have hourly employees who exceed the 40-hour work week? If so, they need to be paid overtime! With the Department of Labor issuing new...

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    Adding a Newborn to Your Insurance Coverage
    Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak | June 27, 2023

    While having a new baby brings so much joy to parents, it can also bring some stressors! Ensuring that their baby is covered under health insurance...

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