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    When are the Deadlines for ACA Reporting in 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on January 12, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The start of the year means more dates for HR teams and employers to remember, including ACA filing deadlines. From fielding questions from...

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    Template: How to Write an Employee Termination Letter
    By Lauren Brown on January 11, 2021 | 4 min read time

    While the topic of termination isn’t something employers want to dwell on, the process is a lot smoother when an organization has a plan in place....

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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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    What’s the Difference Between Rewards and Recognition?
    By Lauren Brown on January 8, 2021 | 3 min read time

    When part of a larger retention strategy, implementing rewards and recognition within your organization can make or break your employees’...

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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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    What are EAPs and How Can They Help Workforces in 2021?
    By Lauren Brown on January 5, 2021 | 2 min read time

    After a year of unprecedented change and stress due to a global pandemic, workforces need more support than ever in the new year....

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    What To Do If Employees Asked to Be Laid Off
    By Lauren Brown on January 1, 2021 | 2 min read time

    It might not sound typical, but employers face a tricky situation when it comes to employees asking to be laid off from their job, especially...

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    HR Calendar 2021: Key Compliance Dates and Holidays for New Year
    By Drew Gieseke on January 1, 2021 | 4 min read time

    From major holidays to key compliance requirements and ACA deadlines, find out everything you need to know about important HR dates for 2021.

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    Do Retirement-Age Workers Need to Enroll in Medicare?
    By Lauren Brown on December 31, 2020 | 2 min read time

    According to the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the percentage of retirement-age Americans in the labor force has...

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