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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    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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    Is Time Off for Federal Holidays Legally Required?
    Picture of Aidan Farrish Aidan Farrish | June 14, 2023

    There are many federal holidays, including Labor Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and more. Many...

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    When Do Deductibles Reset?
    Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak | June 6, 2023

    Some organizations renew health plans mid-year, which could cause worry among employees regarding their deductible timeline. There could be concern...

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    FAQ: Answering Your Top 10 Questions About HSAs
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | April 4, 2023

    HSAs have become increasingly popular over the last decade, and for good reason. They are an excellent investment tool that can be used to pay for...

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    Maximizing the Benefits of HSA Triple Tax Advantage: An HR Guide
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | March 2, 2023

    HSAs are a fantastic way to optimize your spending on medical expenses. They allow you to put aside money to be used on qualified expenses with...

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    President Biden’s State of the Union Calls for Paid Leave Improvements
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | February 21, 2023

    In his State of the Union address, President Biden called for improved paid parental leave to better support working parents. This echoes his message...

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    What Are the Different Healthcare Options for SMBs?
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | February 10, 2023

    Healthcare in the United States can feel overwhelming and complex. Between deductibles, copays, and in-network providers, it can be difficult for...

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