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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    Projections Indicate Modest Healthcare Cost Increase in 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on October 8, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The past seven months have been rocky for employer-sponsored health insurance. Between COVID-19 completely upending budgets and many small...

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    IRS Announces 1095-B, 1095-C Deadline Extension for 2020 Furnishings
    By Drew Gieseke on October 6, 2020 | 2 min read time

    On Oct. 2, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-76, which extended ACA reporting deadlines and requirements for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C. What does...

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    COVID-19: Small Businesses Face Tough Decisions on Healthcare Coverage
    By Drew Gieseke on October 6, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The pandemic is still wreaking havoc on employers and workers. As open enrollment and 2021 near, many small businesses may be forced to take...

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    Top 5 Most Attractive Employee Benefits
    By Drew Gieseke on October 5, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Workers Prefer Great Benefits Over the past decade, power within the job market has shifted dramatically from employers to candidates. This change...

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    Why Employers Should Use Technology to Improve HR Functions and Tasks
    By Drew Gieseke on October 1, 2020 | 2 min read time

    As HR software platforms grow more common in U.S. workplaces, the human resources department is becoming less about managing administrative tasks...

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    5 Ways Benefits Administration Software Can Save Employers Time
    By Sarah Weinstein on September 30, 2020 | 2 min read time

    If you're still administering benefits on paper or in an antiqued system, have you considered how else you could be spending your time? Instead of...

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    President Trump Signs Executive Order Focused on Healthcare Coverage
    By Drew Gieseke on September 25, 2020 | 2 min read time

    President Trump announced an executive order that addresses key questions employers and HR teams have about the future of healthcare in a possible...

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    How many hours can part-time employees work without benefits?
    By Courtney Cox on September 21, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Without a federal definition defining part-time work, there's a lot of room for confusion and mistakes. Let’s discuss how to handle benefits for...

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    Annual HR Compliance Notices for Employee Benefits 2021
    By Courtney Cox on September 21, 2020 | 4 min read time

    When it comes to your employee benefits communications, how confident are you in providing your employees (and their dependents) with all of the...

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    Are Employers Required by Law to Offer PTO to Employees?
    By Drew Gieseke on September 8, 2020 | 5 min read time

    Employers often create paid time off (PTO) policies to become more attractive to current and potential employees. These policies can be structured...

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