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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

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.

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.

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.”

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

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?

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.

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!

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.

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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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

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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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.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

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.

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).

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.

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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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.

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.