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6 Healthcare Travel Tips to Share with Your Employees

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The holiday season is coming and probably one of the last things on your employees’ minds is planning ahead for their healthcare before they begin their travels. This is your opportunity to send out a few reminders to peak their interest in thinking about a few important topics.

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The Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules for Employers

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Theory: New healthcare transparency rules provide employees with greater transparency into hospital and doctor pricing, but faces an uphill battle against the industry who rely on negotiated rates staying hidden.

California Individual Mandate Signed into Law

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The California Governor signed the individual mandate bill AB-414 into law on July 2, 2019. The State had already issued proposed legislation for a comprehensive individual mandate to take effect on January 1, 2020.

4 Reasons to Focus on Employee Financial Wellness for a Healthy Retirement

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From making 401(k) contributions to helping employees open their HSAs , employers play an important role in offering support for employee financial wellness during retirement. But here’s what every benefits professional should know.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

What You Need to Know: Hiring Interns & Other ACA Seasonal Employees

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As summer approaches, one trend we start to see is hiring interns & other ACA seasonal employees. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations, there are no special exceptions for paid interns.

Improve Your HSA Education When You Tackle These 6 Myths

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In some ways, becoming a benefits professional is to become a teacher. From strategizing open enrollment campaigns to planning benefits fairs, you are always educating employees on benefits.

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New Jersey Individual Mandate: Update on Reporting Requirements

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New Jersey Issues New Guidance on 1094-C and 1095-C Reporting The New Jersey Individual Mandate law went into effect on January 1, 2019.

10 Tips for Requesting a Benefits Decision Support Budget

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Fostering better open enrollment decisions for your employees doesn’t happen on its own. It takes time. It takes resources. And often, it takes benefits decision support software to make it happen.

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What You Need to Do To Be Prepared for ACA Filing

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There are many moving parts that go into preparing for ACA filing. Our suggestion is to keep up with sending ACA data to your vendor and reviewing ACA compliance throughout the year to avoid increasing penalties.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

How the Latest Executive Order Affects You

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President Trump signed an executive order on June 24 th to encourage the increased use of HSAs and further healthcare transparency. This executive order may be the start of much-needed relief for Americans cut-out of the tax-saving benefits of HSAs.

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Why State Healthcare Individual Mandates are Becoming More Popular

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This is the first year since 2015 the federal healthcare individual mandate penalty is not in place. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, eliminating the penalty effective January 1, 2019.

Things to Know About Hiring Interns and Other ACA Seasonal Employees

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As summer approaches, one trend we start to see is hiring interns & other ACA seasonal employees. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations, there are no special exceptions for paid interns.

Three Benefits of HSAs You Should Know

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As a Benefits Coach, I’ve seen that more and more employers are offering High Deductible Health Plan (HDHPs) as part of their benefit selections. The HDHP gives employees the options of a lower premium than standard health plans, in addition to the option of opening a Health Savings Account (HSA).

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

What HR Needs to Know About the Government Shutdown and ACA

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The U.S. Government shutdown continues to dominate the news cycles and is having wide-ranging impacts for employers who are complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate.

How AI in HR Will Help Employees Understand and Select Their Benefits

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AI in HR The advancement of AI within HR means the challenge of redesigning and reconfiguring the workplace and the approach to how employees select and interact with their benefits.

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Communicating Benefits: 9 Important Emails You Should Send

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When you’re communicating benefits and open enrollment details to your employees, it’s important to use a variety of communication channels.

Tips to Help You Avoid the Top 8 ACA Pitfalls

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Many organizations have nearly four years of ACA reporting experience but continue to find it challenging to achieve a high-level of accuracy. And with the IRS actively sending penatly notices since the fall of 2017, mitigating ACA risk should be a top goal.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

HSA Rollover: What To Tell Your Employees

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There are numerous decisions that both employees and employers must make when it comes to healthcare plans. One particularly common area of concern is handling HSA rollovers during the transition from one year to the next.

Announcing Tango Health Leadership Updates

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We’re pleased to announce that our CEO, Todd Praisner will now serve as the Executive Chairman of the Board while our President, Scott Van Horn transitions to his new role as CEO of Tango Health.

What the Texas Judge’s 2018 ACA Ruling Really Means

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What the Texas Judge’s 2018 ACA Ruling Means With all the flashy headlines about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being struck down over the last few weeks it would be easy to miss the fact that the ACA is still the law.

Tango Health’s Top Content of 2018

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Before 2018 ends and you take some much-deserved time off to enjoy the holidays, we’d like to share our readers’ favorite picks.

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Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

ACA Extensions—1095-C Employee Form Deadline and Good Faith Effort

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There are often updates when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Recently the IRS announced two new extensions that will give employers more flexibility for the 2018 ACA filing year.

11 Reasons Not to Use Your HRIS or Payroll Software for ACA Reporting

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When it comes to preparing for the Large Employer Mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many companies rely on either their payroll software vendor to take care of it.

Top 9 Reasons Your Organization Might Receive an ACA Penalty

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As employers enter their fourth year issuing 1095-C forms to employees and submitting 1094-C and 1095-C forms to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to pose significant financial risk to employers.

Sections 6055 and 6056: IRS Reporting Compliance

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Originally published April 20, 2015: content updated below for 2018. What is IRS 6055 and 6056 Reporting? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) identifies employers who are subject to its provisions using the term Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

3 Reasons Why the Risk of Receiving an ACA Penalty is Increasing

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Employers have now completed three years of ACA reporting to the IRS and to employees. And compliance-minded employers are already preparing for their tax year 2018 filing.

How to Create an Employee Benefits Communication Strategy for Short Attention Spans

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An effective employee benefits communication strategy strikes the right balance between providing ample information and keeping employees engaged. Yet finding that balance can be a bit tricky. As a benefits professional, you face the age-old question… How much communication is too much?

Tips to Help Your Employees Navigate Vision Plan Options

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Name a vision exam, and I’ve probably been through it. I wore glasses or contacts from age 3 to age 26. I had an astigmatism, wore an eye patch, was treated as a glaucoma suspect, and eventually had LASIK. I’ve seen it all.

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Communicating Benefits to Employees…Without Spamming Their Inboxes

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Communicating benefits to employees requires staying in touch with your workers—frequently. That’s because, as the language-learning app Linguajet explains, we need repetition to learn.

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When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Top Risks Associated with using ACA Monthly Measurement Period instead of the ACA Look Back Measurement Period to Stay Compliant

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Many of our customers ask what are the pro’s and con’s around Monthly Measurement Periods versus Lookback Measurement Periods. ACA Monthly Measurement sounds simple. But it can quickly become very complex, unscalable and a management nightmare.