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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    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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    IRS Issues Guidance for Optional FSA Rollovers, Extended Grace Periods
    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 the...

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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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    How to File and Distribute Form 1095-C
    By Lauren Brown on December 30, 2020 | 4 min read time

    With the deadline to file and distribute 1095-Cs approaching, making sure that the right documents get to the right place is essential. The...

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    Missed Open Enrollment: What Options Are Available to Employees?
    By Lauren Brown on December 17, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Open enrollment is so important that it’s hard to imagine that an employee would miss out on electing their benefits. However, with employees...

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    How Financial Strain From COVID-19 May Delay Employee Retirements
    By Drew Gieseke on December 17, 2020 | 3 min read time

    While new coronavirus vaccines are being distributed throughout the American healthcare system, COVID-19 fallout is just beginning for employers....

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    Form 1095-C: Questions Your Employees May Have
    By Lauren Brown on December 15, 2020 | 3 min read time

    As your employees start to receive tax forms, your employees may have questions regarding Form 1095-C and what to do with it. Read on for...

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    How HR Can Maximize Talent with an Employee Self-Service Portal
    By Drew Gieseke on December 13, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Employers and human resource departments face many administrative burdens and transactional challenges every day. These tasks are often redundant,...

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