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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    New Executive Order Opens Special Enrollment Period for ACA Marketplace
    By Drew Gieseke on February 2, 2021 | 2 min read time

    In late January 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to open the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Healthcare Marketplace for a special...

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    What is a Benefits Administration Platform?
    By Drew Gieseke on January 31, 2021 | 3 min read time

    A benefits administration platform is a software system that manages employer-sponsored benefits for employees—and, in some cases, can be managed...

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    What are QSEHRAs?
    By Lauren Brown on January 28, 2021 | 3 min read time

    For many small businesses, staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard enough. Employers have had to face the threat of their...

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    Employee FAQs on HSA and FSA Spending for Eyewear
    By Lauren Brown on January 27, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Most employees have a firm understanding of medical expenses they can use their HSA and FSA funds on, from copayments to prescriptions....

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    What Happens to an Employee’s Insurance If They Move?
    By Lauren Brown on January 15, 2021 | 1 min read time

    After almost a year since COVID-19 shut offices down across the country, many workforces are still working from home. With that, many...

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    How Can Individuals Make the Most of HSA Funds by Investing?
    By Lauren Brown on January 14, 2021 | 2 min read time

    While there are plenty of eligible medical items and expenses that people can spend their health savings account (HSA) funds on, many don’t...

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    Email Template for Open Enrollment Communication
    By Lauren Brown on January 8, 2021 | 2 min read time

    Effective communication has never been more crucial for a successful open enrollment, especially if your organization is still operating...

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    How Can Employers Boost Employee Wellness in 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on January 7, 2021 | 4 min read time

    While many individuals make personal wellness goals for the new year, employers can play an important role in helping employees maintain...

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    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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