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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).

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.


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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.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why 2021 Is the Most Important Year for the ACA

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has largely been targeted for changes with little results since 2014. Over the next seven months, there are important events that HR professionals involved in ACA compliance and reporting should watch.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

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.

How the Experts Roll Out New Benefit Programs

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HR teams are always searching for the next new benefit to help their employees. And after looking at their healthcare trend, talking with their broker/consultant, listening to their workforce’s needs, and evaluating different vendors, they implement the new program.

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9 Changes That Call for Compassionate HR Communications

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Are you reaching out to employees with compassionate HR communications? Recognizing when sensitivity is needed requires HR’s innate emotional intelligence. If you’re inviting employees to volunteer opportunities, there’s little need to spend hours polishing your emails.

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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.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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.

Changes Coming for 2020 1095-C

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On July 13, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided a draft that shows changes to the tax forms for 2020. Rest assured Tango is reviewing and preparing to comply with the changes. The 1094-C form that gets transmitted to the IRS and shows the overall compliance for an EIN remains the same.

IRS’ Treasury Inspector General Recommends More Stringent Penalty Assessments

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The IRS has been issuing penalty notice Letter 226J, which assesses penalties to employers for not complying with the ACA, about 18 months after filing. In the past, most of the issues were caused by uncorrected data issues.

ACA Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

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With all that is happening right now with the COVID-19 virus, we thought it would be helpful to think through how it might affect ACA reporting and employer-sponsored plans. Here are some things to consider: Expanded Definition of Minimum Essential Coverage. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act mandated that all medical coverage, including those offered by employers, provide COVID-19 testing at zero cost to the patient. This includes co-pays, deductibles, or co-insurance of any kind.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

California Individual Mandate: Update on Reporting Requirements

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California Issues New Guidance on 1094-C and 1095-C Reporting The California Individual Mandate law went into effect on January 1, 2020. Not only does it require residents to have healthcare, but it also includes a provision requiring employers to file returns electronically for California residents.

How to Plan for a Virtual Benefits Open Enrollment

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In light of the COVID-19 crisis, you should focus on engagement and orchestrate a personalized, on-demand, and virtual benefits open enrollment experience. More and more employers are embracing expanded work-from-home strategies they will employ long after offices open. This makes interactions with employees even more challenging and will require you to determine what education is critical this year and to improve how you track engagement.

Dos and Don’ts for Your Gen Z Communication Strategy

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Have you created a Gen Z communication strategy? We certainly understand if this goal isn’t on your priority list. As open enrollment draws closer, you might be busy finalizing healthcare options or researching how to launch a virtual open enrollment. But it’s time to begin thinking about Gen Z—especially as a number of Gen Zers are in their twenties. One day, your organization will have many Gen Z employees.

Shifting Employee Benefits Priorities Due to COVID-19

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While the short-term impacts of COVID-19 are clear, with workforces transitioned to working from home or furloughed with zero scheduled hours for the time being, the long-term effects on your employees’ health and many organizations remain to be seen. Stress is high, tendencies to engage in unhealthy behaviors or substance abuse are likely to be magnified and avoidance of medical care can create serious risks.

Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

Benefits Considerations You Need to Know When Mass Hiring During COVID-19

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Furloughs and layoffs continue to be announced in industries specifically battered by the COVID-19 crisis. The latest unemployment numbers are staggering, with 26.5 million new unemployment filings in the past five weeks alone. Airlines, hospitality, restaurants, non-essential retail outlets, and theme parks are shedding employees at record rates. Five industries mass hiring. There are industries experiencing massive hiring, with that comes careful considerations for onboarding employees.

Top ACA Stories You Should Follow in 2020

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Changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 will continue to require focused attention by organizations to keep up with changing, eliminated, or new requirements. ACA stories. Below are the top ACA issues we’re tracking and what you need to know: The lawsuit challenging the ACA’s constitutionality.

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. HR teams go to great effort to bring in the best vendor to match their company culture, budget, and timelines. Benefits programs like condition management, referral programs, second opinion counseling or Explanation of Benefits management are on the rise. Why is employee engagement low?

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. The legislation will allow up to 850,000 residents to receive financial assistance in paying their premiums, along with state-funded programs to advertise and help residents navigate the marketplace. Californians who do not have insurance coverage will owe a penalty equal to 2.5%

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

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. Research reveals many Americans haven’t followed best practices for financial wellness during retirement. In this article, we’re looking at research that reveals how many individuals don’t stick to common-sense principles.

How and When to Calculate Benefits Decision Support ROI

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Deploying a quality decision support software to help employees make better benefits decisions is a financial and time expense for HR teams. Of course, some software takes longer to implement, and costs more, but how can you show the Return on Investment (ROI) for implementing a new tool? We suggest you review metrics before open enrollment begins, in real-time during the event, and after its conclusion to determine benefits decision support ROI. Pre-open enrollment metrics.

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. There are exceptions for unpaid interns and students in positions subsidized through the federal work study program or a similar program.) Let’s review a few considerations when determining whether interns will be eligible for benefits.

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. HSA rollover: the basics HSAs (Healthcare Savings Accounts) are popular with employees that subscribe to high-deductible health insurance policies.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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. Not only does it require residents to have healthcare, but it also includes a provision requiring employers to file returns electronically for any New Jersey taxpayers. All employers who withhold and submit tax to New Jersey on behalf of their employees will be required to comply.