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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    How Do You Sign Up a New Baby for Health Insurance?
    By Drew Gieseke on June 23, 2021 | 2 min read time

    HR professionals at organizations that employ new parents may find themselves fielding near-countless questions related to benefits and health...

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    How Apple’s Healthcare Ambitions Could Impact Employer Insurance
    By Drew Gieseke on June 23, 2021 | 3 min read time

    A recent Wall Street Journal story reported that while multinational technology company Apple has grand ambitions to disrupt the healthcare...

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    Should Benefit Packages Include Pet Insurance?
    By Lauren Brown on June 22, 2021 | 3 min read time

      After the COVID-19 pandemic forced most teams to work remotely and spend more time at home, many employees took the opportunity to add pets to...

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    What is Military Leave?
    By Lauren Brown on June 22, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Military leave may not be common in every industry and region, but U.S. employers and HR teams still need to know their obligations to employees...

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    Mid-Year Benefit Reminders to Send Your Employees
    By Lauren Brown on June 8, 2021 | 3 min read time

     It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through 2021, so as the summer season kicks off, it’s a good time to communicate certain benefits reminders to...

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    Is Time Off for Federal Holidays Legally Required in 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on May 19, 2021 | 4 min read time

    With federal holidays scattered throughout the year, HR teams need to make sure their workforces are prepared for every long weekend. Does...

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    New 2022 HSA and HDHP Limits for Contributions, Out-of-Pocket Expenses
    By Drew Gieseke on May 11, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The IRS recently issued new 2022 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSA), which represent the total amount of tax-advantaged dollars...

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    Defined: Paid Parental Leave and How to Announce Changes to a Policy
    By Drew Gieseke on May 2, 2021 | 6 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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    How ACA Affordability Thresholds Impact Employer Health Plans
    By Drew Gieseke on April 27, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Each year, the IRS issues a new affordability threshold that ACA-compliant organizations must meet for employee health plans. Find out how...

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Settlement: What You Should Know
    By Lauren Brown on April 26, 2021 | 1 min read time

    Members who were covered by certain Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance or administrative services plans between February 2008 and October...

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