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New Executive Order to Promote Competition in 7 Areas of Economy | BerniePortal

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President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy establishes a government-wide effort to solve the most pressing issues that the American economy faces. From transportation to healthcare, the order will likely impact every industry.

Electronic Signature in Human Resources: What to Know | BerniePortal

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How do e-signatures work? With the advent of effective and efficient e-signature technology, HR now no longer needs to spend hours collecting and organizing physical paperwork. The result?

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Boss vs. Leader: What’s Your Managerial Style? | BerniePortal

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At the beginning of 2021, experts forecasted a trend of turnover in the workplace referred to as a “Turnover Tsunami.” A new report from culture-building engagement organization Achievers found that half of all employees plan to leave their jobs this year.

TikTok Resumes: TikTok’s New Tool is Helping Younger Generations Find Jobs | BerniePortal

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Social media platform TikTok introduced a brand new way for job seekers to pitch their resumes — through TikTok videos. This new way of resume-sharing comes at a time when companies are struggling to recruit and retain talent.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Are Employers Required to Offer Health Insurance? | BerniePortal

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It’s no secret that health, dental, and vision insurance plans remain the most popular employee benefit. In fact, 88% of workers surveyed reported that they would consider or heavily consider a position with good insurance options.

CDC Recommends Vaccinated People Wear Masks Indoors | BerniePortal

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In a dramatic shift from previous guidance, the CDC announced July 27, 2021, that some vaccinated people should wear masks indoors to protect against the Delta variant of COVID-19.

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Do Health Insurance Deductibles Carry Over? | BerniePortal

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When an organization renews health plans in the middle of the year, employees might worry that their deductible will reset. It’s an understandable worry; if they’re close to meeting their deductible and have to start all over again, it could impact their medical decisions and their financial health.

New $15 Minimum Wage for Independent Contractors by 2022 | BerniePortal

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Following an executive order issued by the White House in April 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule to raise the minimum wage for federal independent contractors to $15 per hour.

New Form 1095-C Draft Issued by IRS for Filing in 2022 | BerniePortal

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In July 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an early release draft of Form 1095-C—an important ACA reporting document.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How Amazon’s Sleep Monitoring Tech Could Impact Healthcare | BerniePortal

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Amazon continues to make strategic moves that could reshape the healthcare industry. In early July 2021, the tech giant was granted permission by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use radar sensors in a new non-mobile device that can be used to track users’ sleep patterns.

Healthcare Services that Will Change with New Biden Executive Order

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President Biden issued an Executive Order in early July 2021 to combat the lack of competition and promote economic growth in the U.S.

How Much Does an Ultrasound Cost? | BerniePortal

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Employers that provide a health insurance benefit to employees will almost certainly field countless questions about the costs of coverage. This is especially true for expectant parents, who may ask about the costs associated with everything from hospital stays to prenatal care and more.

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Form 941 Instructions: COBRA Subsidy Payments | BerniePortal

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Employers with team members who have been laid off or furloughed may qualify for COBRA subsidies that cover the full cost of coverage through the end of September 2021. Find out how employers can use Form 941 to request payment from the federal government for these COBRA costs.

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A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

2021 Retention Strategies: Are 1:1s the New Stay & Exit Interviews? | BerniePortal

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Stay and exit interviews are a tool of the past. When conducted as part of a larger retention strategy, HR can improve the company culture and the day-to-day operations of an organization by employing ongoing 1:1 meetings instead.

What is the No Surprises Act, How Does it Impact Health Plans? | BerniePortal

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Passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA), the No Surprises Act is a piece of legislation that is designed to limit or eliminate “surprise” medical costs charged to patients for out-of-network costs.

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How Does Marriage Affect Health Insurance? | BerniePortal

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Newlyweds have plenty to navigate after they tie the knot, including how they enroll in health insurance. Generally speaking, employees can only change their health plan during open enrollment.

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How to Boost Retention in Your Organization in 2021 | BerniePortal

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How an employer approaches employee retention says a lot about how they view their workforce. Thanks to the pandemic, hybrid offices, and other vital factors, as many as half of all American workers intend to look for a new job in 2021.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

9 Things HR Needs to Know About Auditing a PTO Policy | BerniePortal

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Whether reworking your organization’s time off benefits or making a few changes, find out what HR needs to know about auditing a company’s PTO policy

Free Health Insurance for Unemployed Americans: How to Check Eligibility | BerniePortal

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Americans who received unemployment in 2021 might be eligible for no-cost or low-cost health insurance through HealthCare.gov, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Read on for details on who’s eligible, how to sign up, and what employers should know. HR Benefits & Healthcare

COBRA: Why is it So Expensive? | BerniePortal

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The last thing an individual wants to worry about when losing their job is losing health insurance. When someone receives their COBRA packet, sometimes it’s easier to turn a blind eye to the high cost and check "yes" than to muddle through the process of selecting a private plan.

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Employee Newsletter Ideas: How to Write an Engaging Newsletter | BerniePortal

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Employee newsletters usually contain important information about company events and dates, but they’re useless if employees don’t read them.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

6 Workplace Changes HR Should Plan for After COVID-19 | BerniePortal

Drew Gieseke

With a coronavirus vaccine still out of reach, what should HR expect for life after the pandemic—and how can it prepare now

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Return-to-Work Communication Best Practices for Coronavirus | BerniePortal

Drew Gieseke

These tips and best practices help craft your message communicating a return-to-work plan to your employees during the coronavirus pandemic

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HR Certifications: Which One is Best For You? | BerniePortal

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According to a study from Payscale , 34.2 percent of all HR professionals had at least one HR credential in 2018. With all of the changes in workplace norms and compliance after this past year, HR professionals are being asked to do more than ever.

Can You Use FSA and HSA Together? | BerniePortal

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With open enrollment likely around the corner for many countless organizations—and ongoing onboarding operations throughout the year—HR administrators need to stay on top of essential benefits topics.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Checklist: Most Important Steps in the Interview Process | BerniePortal

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No interview is the same because no candidate is the same. However, HR can work with hiring managers to establish standardized practices for the hiring and interviewing process. As a result, organizations can be better prepared to recruit new employees in the modern talent market. Here’s how.

Qualifying Events Communication: How Do Employees Change their Benefits? | BerniePortal

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When an employee experiences a life event such as the birth or adoption of a baby or a marriage, chances are they’re not immediately thinking about how it impacts their insurance. However, many qualifying life events warrant different insurance choices and shouldn’t be forgotten. Read on for what qualifying events are and how HR should handle benefits administration when employees encounter qualifying life events. HR Benefits & Healthcare

Copay-Based Plans: What Should Employees Know? | BerniePortal

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Back in 2014, all in-network cost-sharing, including copays, started to count toward a policyholder’s out-of-pocket maximum, which marked a significant change for copay-based health plans.

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With New Covid Vaccine News Improves, When Can Employees Return to Work? | BerniePortal

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With President Biden now saying that the U.S. will have enough vaccines for all adults by May 2021, how should employers plan for the next several months? HR COVID-19

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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.