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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.

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.

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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.

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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Designing Equitable Performance: How to Create Fair, Inclusive Assessments

Speaker: Aubrey Blanche & Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

We are all susceptible to bias and strive to mitigate it through reading, taking classes, and participating in trainings - yet, it seems like these aren’t driving the change we need. Women tend to receive vague, personality-based feedback, where men tend to receive performance related feedback. Work completed by Black men is more likely to be rated as lower quality than White men. And Black women face these overlapping biases in even more extreme ways. So what can we do to address the inequities in the system? Look at the system itself - are we designing an equitable performance system that benefits everyone? Join Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design and Impact, Aubrey Blanche, along with Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Lead Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, to discuss how we can re-evaluate our performance management systems. We will discuss the benefits of designing a system at every level (individual, manager, and organization) to help mitigate bias and ultimately create a system that finally succeeds at what it is supposed to do - improve performance.

Do Your Employees Know They Can Use an HSA for Retirement?

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The health savings account (HSA) has been called “ the absolute best retirement account ,” “ the ultimate retirement account ,” and “ [a]n off-label prescription for retirement saving.” As Dana Anspach writes for The Balance , “Where else do you get to contribute tax-deductible dollars and withdraw them tax-free? Nowhere else that I know of.”

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.

15 Reasons to Invest in Health Plan Decision Support Now

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Open enrollment season is over but strategizing for the upcoming year has only just begun. And perhaps you’re considering whether to invest in health plan decision support software. Is placing this solution in your 2020 strategy a wise decision?

Understanding your HSA Qualified Expenses

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Your Health Savings Account, or HSA, is an incredible benefit and resource for you to use, and is quite simple to utilize. First you need to understand HSA qualified expenses. What is an HSA?

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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.

How to Keep Up with ACA News

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As the CEO of Tango Health, I’m often asked how I keep track of the everchanging landscape of the Affordable Care Act. Most of my methodology is to regularly review a few critical websites and ACA news outlets and keep my ears open.

How Do You Choose the Right Health Plan Decision Support Tool?

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Employees value their health insurance, but when it comes to selecting the best health plans for themselves and their families, they often don’t make the best choice.

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What Constitutes “Affordable” for Employees Under the ACA?

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The concept of “affordability” for a given item can be unclear and be subject to much interpretation. In the context of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), affordability is defined precisely and numerically.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How Controlled Group Rules Under ACA Impact Smaller Employers

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How Common Ownership Affects ACA Compliance Requirements Under IRS regulations, employers with less than 50 full-time-equivalent employees (FTEs) that are part of a “controlled group” may be subject to “pay or play” penalties under the Affordable Care Act.

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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7 Proven Incentives to Increase Employee Survey Participation

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Gathering employee data is easy when you’re a 10-person startup: simply hold a team meeting. But what if you’re a company with hundreds—or thousands—of employees? Enter the employee survey.

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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COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

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 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.