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5 Times You Can Use Decision Support (That Aren’t Open Enrollment)

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If your company has invested in a benefits decision support tool or is considering it, it’s easy to focus solely on its function for open enrollment. However, while you may assume that decision support is only relevant once a year, there are several ways it can provide significant value year-round.

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Why Benefits Need to be the Focus in Your Company Culture

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Every company has a culture, whether leaders have planned or actively cultivated it. Culture is the lifeforce of your business, aligning your employees around a shared purpose and providing a plan for success.

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How the ACA Family Glitch Fix Would Impact Employers & the Exchange

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President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama unveiled plans on April 5 th , 2022 to increase healthcare access by. The proposed regulations would make more individuals eligible for premium tax credits to purchase ACA marketplace plans.

Prepare Yourself for an ACA Audit

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Employers and health plan sponsors have numerous obligations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Starting in 2015, the ACA required large employers to provide affordable health coverage that meets minimum standards to their full-time employees, or else, face penalties.

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

How to Manage ACA Compliance for Boomerang Employees

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As labor shortages affect organizations across all industries, recruiters are turning to former employees as a lucrative talent pool. However, navigating Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance when it comes to rehires, or “boomerang” employees, presents a unique challenge for HR professionals.

Why Giving COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives May Cause More ACA Headaches Than Benefits

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Every organization desires healthy employees. They take fewer sick days, are more productive , and cost less to insure with an employer-sponsored health plan. A company may request their employees to receive annual health screenings or vaccinations, such as the flu shot.

Five Risky Biases to Avoid in Benefits Planning—and What to Do Instead

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The future of work requires companies to be nimble. For instance, consider the demand for skilled employees. A Korn Ferry study foresees a global talent deficit of 85.2 million people by 2030, which could cause about $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenues.

Why You Should Measure Employee Benefits Engagement—And How to Get Started

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Employers pay an average of $12.06 per hour worked to provide benefits for civilian workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These costs amount to 31 percent of total employee compensation for workers in private industry and state and local government.

Reasonable Cause vs Good Faith: Handling Late Filings

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Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 6721 and 6722, the IRS can impose penalties for late filing of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, as well as late furnishing of Forms 1095-C.

Global Growth Playbook: Scaling a Remote-First Company

Today, nearly half of companies plan to continue offering some form of remote work flexibility to their employees. In this guide, we will explain what a remote-first company is and how you can quickly and efficiently pivot to this workforce model.

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act; Employer Mandate Continues

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The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today that the 18 states who brought a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lacked standing to sue. The states were led by Texas and focused on the elimination of the individual mandate tax penalty.

4 Tips to Reduce Your 2021 ACA Penalty Risk Due to Premium Tax Credits

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Earlier this year, the Biden administration opened a special enrollment period for the marketplaces giving people more time to sign up for health insurance and potentially increasing organizations’ 2021 ACA penalty risk.

Employee Engagement in the Hybrid Workforce: Key Insights You Need to Know

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How do your company’s employees feel about their jobs? Are they invested in your company’s mission and proud of how they contribute to it, or are they just clocking in and out? The answers could reveal your level of employee engagement.

Benefits Topics that Help Employees Catch Up and Move Forward

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Even if you have a “return to work” plan underway or baked and ready to go, there are important topics that your employees want to hear about to guide their return to healthy routines and help combat costly medical trend due to delays in seeking care.

The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes thereby making your job as an accountant more efficient.

How to Prepare for a Unified Benefits Plan During a Merger and Acquisition

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While a large organizational merger or acquisition can be an exciting promise for a combined future, this presents significant challenges for HR teams who are responsible for not only helping employees through the benefit plan conversion, but also in holding the organization accountable for the complex requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

7 Signs You Need to Update Your HR Portal for Benefits

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When did you last update your HR portal? 3 years ago? 5 years ago? Before the pandemic? Even if your intranet is only 6 months old, have you evaluated how it supports your benefits initiatives? Here are 7 signs your intranet might need help!

Why – and How – To Prioritize Your Open Enrollment Benefits Communications

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Fall is almost here, bringing a flurry of autumn leaves—and, in many companies, an avalanche of emails about employee benefits. For HR leaders, open enrollment season is a prime time to communicate with team members about their benefits and help them select the right plans for themselves.

6 Reasons Why It is Time to Look for a New ACA Vendor

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After four years of uncertainty, the employer mandate regulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remain mostly unchanged since its introduction in 2015. Most companies have stuck it out by handling the requirements in-house or with an existing vendor.

Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

Do Employees Really Want to Be Insurance Experts?

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Why Benefits Help Should Focus on the Answers When it comes to selecting insurance benefits, do you know what your employees really want? Your benefits team works hard to provide robust coverage.

Are Your Employees at Risk for Communication Fatigue?

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Open enrollment is drawing closer…along with the many emails, webinars, and messages organizations use to help employees engage with their benefits. Even if your company keeps things short and carefully avoids spamming employee inboxes , increased communication is unavoidable.

IRS Extends 2020 Tax Year 1095-C for One Last Year

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The IRS issued Notice 2020-76 on October 2, 2020 which provides extensions and relief on some ACA rules and regulations.

Recent ACA Updates to IRS Deadlines and Good-Faith Effort

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IRS Grants 2021 Extension and Proposes Permanent 1095-C Print Extension The IRS is granting an extension for the 2021 tax year and proposing to make this extension permanent for future tax years.

Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

Improving Your Employees’ Mindset About Benefits… One Step at a Time

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The word “benefits” springs from the Latin term benefactum , meaning “good deed.” Today, the phrase “employee benefits” often evokes mixed emotions.

Boost Low Employee Engagement with Your Benefits Programs

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As companies evolve their benefits offerings, new programs and vendors are added to support employees’ needs, corporate initiatives, or to make targeted efforts in controlling healthcare spending.

3 Signs it Might Be Time to Rewrite Your Employee Benefits FAQs

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As a benefits professional, building plans to suit your employees is only part of your job. Most weeks, you probably spend hours thinking through how to help employees understand their benefits and take advantage of the plans you’ve crafted.

How to Inspire Employees to Care When Your Benefits Don’t Change

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Many employees approach benefits renewal with a certain amount of dread. Some have trouble understanding the offerings or the differences between them. Some are confused by industry terms like “co-insurance” and “out-of-pocket limit.”

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Attract Top Talent with 2022's Global Workforce Trends Report

In 2022, employee retention, work-life balance, and global team engagement will be top-of-mind for companies. This requires more diligence than ever, as being aware of the upcoming workforce trends will help boost retention and attract top global talent.

Benefits Open Enrollment Period — Tips for Success

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Tis the season for Open Enrollment. Annual open enrollment periods are when HR teams focus on educating employees about their group benefits. The goal is to make sure employees understand their benefits options, and choose the best plans for their needs, and the needs of their families.

Preparing for the California Individual Healthcare Mandate

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The California Individual Healthcare Mandate (SB-78), which requires residents to maintain qualifying coverage throughout the year, went into effect January 1, 2020. Many employers are starting to prepare for the first filing deadline of March 30, 2021.

The Future of the ACA Under President Biden

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As the Biden administration prepares to take over presidential duties, the future of the Affordable Care Act remains secure. The special runoff elections in Georgia cemented the Democrat’s control of the Senate.

A New Perspective on How to Talk About Benefits Programs

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Any new benefit you offer—such as a diabetes or weight management program, a surprise billing negotiating service, a second opinion program, or a new high deductible plan—has the goal of adding more value and care for employees and their families.

Corporate Tell-All: International Expansion Horror Stories

Behind the rose-tinted view of global expansion, there are more ghastly tales, many involving a multitude of country-specific laws and regulations. Fail to abide, and you’re risking lawsuits, high monetary costs, permanent reputational damage, and even jail time.

How to Empower Employees to Take Control of Their Medical Conditions

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It’s highly likely half of your employees and spouses have at least one chronic condition and contribute to a majority of your healthcare spending. In fact, 90% of the nation’s healthcare spending — $3.8 trillion dollars—is due to chronic health conditions.

9 Tips for Including Benefits When Onboarding New Employees

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When onboarding new employees, do your company’s benefits get the attention they deserve? For your onboarding team, providing an in-depth explanation of multiple insurance policies probably isn’t a priority. However, it’s important to help workers understand company perks from day one. By introducing benefits early on, your organization can potentially: Reduce open enrollment stress in the future. Encourage employees to take advantage of their benefits in a timely manner.

How to Gauge Open Enrollment Success

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Are you measuring your open enrollment success? Getting your employees engaged with their benefits is the ultimate milestone. If you’re like most companies, improving your open enrollment performance doesn’t happen overnight.

Do Employees Really Want to Be Insurance Experts?

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Why Benefits Help Should Focus on the Answers. When it comes to selecting insurance benefits, do you know what your employees really want? . Your benefits team works hard to provide robust coverage.

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