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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    How Does Health Insurance Work?
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | March 9, 2022

    HR pros know better than anyone how confusing healthcare can be. In many organizations, employees see you as the insurance expert in the office even...

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    What is Evidence of Insurability (EOI)?
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | March 4, 2022

    Due to HR’s prominent role in open enrollment, employees often turn to you with insurance questions even after you’ve handed off responsibility to...

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    Updated for 2023: Employee Benefits Notice Requirements
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | February 23, 2022

    HR pros know that compliance is crucial to their organization’s success. Although you may prefer to focus on more strategic objectives—such as ...

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    IRS Updates 2022 ACA Penalties
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | February 16, 2022

    The IRS recently updated ACA penalties related to section 4980(H), failure to file, and failure to furnish. It's crucial to understand these new...

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    What Employers Need to Know About COBRA
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | February 3, 2022

    COBRA provides a continuation of health coverage to qualified employees whose insurance would otherwise be discontinued due to a particular event. It...

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    FMLA: When Does it Apply & How Should Organizations Handle it?
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | January 28, 2022

    FMLA is a federal law that allows qualified individuals to take time off for personal or medical needs, but when exactly does it apply? Are there...

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    3 Common ACA Reporting Mistakes
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | January 28, 2022

    Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting can be complicated enough when employers get it right. And with the repeal of “good faith” relief starting in...

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    How an HRIS Can Help with ACA Reporting
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | January 27, 2022

    HR tech is becoming increasingly important for compliance productivity. Part of the benefit of automation is that it frees HR pros to take on more...

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    What Employers Need to Know About Severance
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | January 26, 2022

    The COVID pandemic has left many employers with more leaving employees than they’d like—from mass layoffs in early 2020 to the “Great Resignation” of...

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    How to Answer 1095-C FAQs from Employees
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | January 26, 2022

    HR pros know Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance can get complicated. Even if you’re up to date on ACA reporting, you can still expect plenty of...

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