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6 HR Trends to Monitor This Year

6 HR Trends to Monitor in 2019   A new year brings new issues for HR professionals to contend with. Some challenges are similar to previous years (overtime uncertainty), while others are more unique and complicated (legal marijuana and employment)...

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Top 10 COBRA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Top 10 COBRA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them   The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires that employers provide former employees and dependents who lose group health benefits with an opportunity to continue group health insurance coverage for..

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A New Approach to Use-it-or-Lose-it

A New Approach to Use-it-or-Lose-it   A flexible spending account (FSA) is a beneficial tool for saving money on health care, since the account contains pretax dollars contributed each pay period to pay for qualified medical and dental expenses.  ..

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What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine   As technology has developed, so has people’s ability to overcome the traditional communication barriers of time and distance. The practice of telemedicine is a step forward in the health care industry to use telecommunication to bridge the gap..

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Fertility Benefits

Fertility Benefits   Did you know both the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized infertility as a disease in 2017? This is expected to have a great impact on how insurers and employers treat infertility when..

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Mental Health In The Workplace

Mental Health and the Workplace   More than 1 in 5 Americans have diagnosable mental disorders at some point in their lives, yet only about half of those individuals receive professional mental health treatment. One major determinant of an individual’s..

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5 Tips For Maximizing Your HSA

5 Tips For Maximizing Your HSA   Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a great tool for helping manage your out-of-pocket health care expenses. Follow these five strategies below to make sure you are getting the most out of your HSA..

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Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2019

Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2019   Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically updated for inflation by the IRS. The following commonly offered employee benefits are subject to inflation-adjusted dollar limits: High deductible health..

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One-Minute Office Stretches

One-Minute Office Stretches Even though you are sitting comfortably at a desk throughout the day, your muscles can get tight and sore. Yet, within a minute, you can loosen strains with the following quick and easy desk stretches.   Neck..

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Don’t Forget to Provide an SBC This Open Enrollment

Don’t Forget to Provide an SBC This Open Enrollment Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans’ open enrollment periods. Some of these notices must be provided at open enrollment time, such..

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