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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    Partner with a Broker to Make 2020 Your Best Open Enrollment Yet
    By Drew Gieseke on June 30, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Open enrollment is challenging. It’s complex, time-consuming, and, if you’re still enrolling on paper, there’s a huge margin for error. But if you...

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    IRS releases HSA limits for 2021
    By Courtney Cox on June 17, 2020 | 1 min read time

    The IRS has released the 2021 cost-of-living adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). 

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    Five Tips to Consider when Choosing a Benefits Broker
    By Drew Gieseke on June 10, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Choosing a health insurance broker is a tedious undertaking. You want a broker who can help keep your benefits costs down without sacrificing any...

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    How to Announce a Change to Your Paid Parental Leave Policy
    By Drew Gieseke on June 5, 2020 | 3 min read time

    As the benefits season rolls around, it’s always best practice to evaluate your organization’s current offerings to see what works, what doesn’t,...

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    What is a Qualifying Life Event?
    By Drew Gieseke on June 5, 2020 | 2 min read time

    While open enrollment is a once-per-year period, qualifying life events can take place for employees at any point on the calendar. Discover all...

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    Mental Health: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
    By Travis Frady on April 23, 2020 | 3 min read time

        With the added stress on employers and employees during this challenging time, employee assistance programs (or EAPs) are more valuable...

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    Do I have to offer termination severance pay?
    By Courtney Cox on April 21, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Severance Pay and Unemployment Severance pay is the amount of money or benefits given to an employee as that employee leaves an employer either...

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    How to manage remote employees
    By Courtney Cox on March 18, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Best practices for managing remote employees As the HR tech industry continues to boom, so does the opportunity for employees to telecommute. In...

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    What is the difference between EDI and API integration?
    By Sarah Weinstein on February 5, 2020 | 2 min read time

      Decoding alphabet soup If you’ve ever looked into software vendors, you’ve probably heard the acronyms EDI and API thrown around. At a basic...

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    How to communicate your benefits package for recruitment and retention
    By Courtney Cox on January 30, 2020 | 2 min read time

        Are you looking for tips and tricks on how to ensure your current and future employees understand your company's perks? You've come to the...

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