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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    When Do Part-Time Employees Have a Right to Benefits?
    By Lauren Brown on December 4, 2020 | 3 min read time

    With workforces employing both full-time and part-time workers—sometimes doing the same job duties, just different hours—it’s important to know...

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    What is the Difference Between EDI and API Integration?
    By Sarah Weinstein on December 1, 2020 | 2 min read time

    If you’ve ever looked into software vendors, you’ve probably heard the acronyms EDI and API thrown around. At a basic level, both EDIs and APIs...

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    3 End-of-Year HSA and FSA Reminders for Employees
    By Lauren Brown on November 27, 2020 | 2 min read time

    With the end of the year quickly approaching, employees will need to keep FSA and HSA spending in mind. From use-it-or-lose-it deadlines to...

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    What is COBRA Insurance and When Do Employees Qualify for It?
    By Drew Gieseke on November 26, 2020 | 2 min read time

    While complex, COBRA is also common in workplaces around the country. What should employers know about this important policy and how should they...

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    HR's Guide to Surviving Open Enrollment Season
    By Drew Gieseke on November 22, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Open enrollment is often difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. For many employers, benefits are the costliest expense outside of payroll. With...

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    New 2021 Employer Mandate Penalties Announced by IRS
    By Drew Gieseke on November 21, 2020 | 3 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: HR Reminder for Employees to Check PTO Status
    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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