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Recession-proofing Strategies for Small Businesses and Their HR Teams

A recession is a prolonged and pervasive reduction in economic activity. Generally speaking, multiple successive quarters of negative growth in gross domestic product—a monetary calculation of the market value […]
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THE PAY TRANSPARENCY JOURNEY

Recent pay transparency regulations across the United States highlight the value and impact of creating pay scales that define the hourly or annual salary range an employer reasonably expects […]
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REMINDER: PCORI FEES

Issue Date: November 2022  In Notice 2022–59, the IRS provided the adjusted PCORI fees for plan years ending in October 2022 through September 2023. Employers who sponsored self-funded medical […]
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Life Insurance – Imputing Income

Originally Published September 2020  Updated October 2022  Life insurance policies (both group term life and supplemental life policies) are commonly offered by employers, but such policies cannot always be […]
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Diabetes: The Employer’s Role

People suffering from diabetes can be found at workplaces. These individuals do not want their disease to interfere with their everyday lives or careers, and with proper disease management, […]
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THE GREAT RECONSIDERATION: LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT STAGE OF THE LABOR MARKET

The labor market continues to be unpredictable and driven by new challenges. As such, economists have signaled that the labor market is moving into another phase. Previously, there have […]
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Understanding the Quiet Quitting Trend

“Quiet quitting” is an emerging trend where workers only do what their job description entails without going above and beyond. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees […]
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Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice & Reporting Requirements

As we approach the Medicare annual open enrollment period, this is a reminder that employers sponsoring group health plans that offer prescription drug coverage must notify eligible individuals about […]
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FOUR TIPS TO MAKE COMMUNICATIONS YOUR OPEN ENROLLMENT SUPERPOWER

Open enrollment marks the one time of the year when employers have a captive audience ready to learn about benefits. To increase engagement and understanding, it’s critical to deploy creative […]
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Domestic Partner Benefits

While opposite-sex and same-sex marriages are permitted nationwide, today’s workforce presents a wide variety of relationship arrangements for which a domestic partner benefit offering provides more flexibility. In addition, […]
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