Tango Health

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

Tango Health

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.

Benefits Topics that Help Employees Catch Up and Move Forward

Tango Health

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.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

7 Signs You Need to Update Your HR Portal for Benefits

Tango Health

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!

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

Tango Health

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.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

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

Tango Health

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).

A New Perspective on How to Talk About Benefits Programs

Tango Health

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.

How to Empower Employees to Take Control of Their Medical Conditions

Tango Health

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.

How to Gauge Open Enrollment Success

Tango Health

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?

Tango Health

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.

eLearning vs. Conventional Training Approaches

Is online safety training as effective as instructor-led safety training? Find out why the best training outcomes are achieved when they are used together.

Preparing for the California Individual Healthcare Mandate

Tango Health

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.

ACA Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

Tango Health

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.

California Individual Mandate: Update on Reporting Requirements

Tango Health

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.

Do Employees Really Want to Be Insurance Experts?

Tango Health

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.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

How to Plan for a Virtual Benefits Open Enrollment

Tango Health

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.

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

Tango Health

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

Tango Health

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.

Video 56

9 Tips for Including Benefits When Onboarding New Employees

Tango Health

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.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Why 2021 Is the Most Important Year for the ACA

Tango Health

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.

Shifting Employee Benefits Priorities Due to COVID-19

Tango Health

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.

Dos and Don’ts for Your Gen Z Communication Strategy

Tango Health

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.

Are Your Employees at Risk for Communication Fatigue?

Tango Health

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.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Top ACA Stories You Should Follow in 2020

Tango Health

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.

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

Tango Health

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.

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

Tango Health

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.

9 Changes That Call for Compassionate HR Communications

Tango Health

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.

eBook 52

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.

Changes Coming for 2020 1095-C

Tango Health

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.

Boost Low Employee Engagement with Your Benefits Programs

Tango Health

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.

IRS’ Treasury Inspector General Recommends More Stringent Penalty Assessments

Tango Health

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.

How and When to Calculate Benefits Decision Support ROI

Tango Health

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?

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.

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

Tango Health

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.”