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Benefits

Paid Sick Leave

November 9, 2017

Washington’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

In the fall of 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, which resulted in a mandatory paid sick leave law and minimum wage increase, among other changes. While the state minimum wage is set to increase over the next few years, Washington employers are required to comply with the Paid Sick Leave law as of January […]

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Paid Parental Leave Policy

September 12, 2017

Where Does Your Company Stand on Parental Leave?

When was the last time you updated your organization’s parental leave policy? If it’s been a couple of years, now might be a good time to take a look at it. Parental leave is an in-demand benefit when it comes to attracting and keeping today’s top talent, and business leaders are taking note. A recent […]

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PEO Considerations

August 4, 2017

Some Straight Talk About the Whys and Why Nots of Utilizing a PEO

First off, to be totally transparent, I work for a company that competes with PEOs (Professional Employers Organization) on a daily basis. The purpose of this blog is to reflect and attenuate some of the responses I hear from clients who have either been using a PEO or are considering using a PEO. You may […]

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Wellness & Health Benefits Prioritized

August 1, 2017

Businesses Prioritize Wellness & Increase Overall Health Offerings, According to New SHRM Report

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society, just released its annual employee benefits report. The 2017 Employee Benefits report highlights some interesting shifts in employer benefits offerings, including an increase in wellness and health-related programs.   Almost one-third of organizations surveyed increased their employee benefits offerings in the last […]

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Brokers Survey - 2017

July 31, 2017

New Survey: Online Benefits Solution is a ‘Critical Component’ of Brokers’ Value Proposition

Although the future of the national health policy remains uncertain, benefits professionals maintain a positive outlook. According to the recently released 2017 BenefitsPRO Health Care Survey, which surveyed nearly 350 professionals from all industry sectors, the majority (55%) of professionals “believe the Trump presidency will have a positive effect on their business.” Of the respondents, […]

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July 18, 2017

Up to 75% of Employees Get Immediate EOI Results With New Zenefits & Unum Platform

Zenefits’ employee benefits platform now integrates with Unum’s online Evidence of Insurability (EOI) portal. An exciting step, this means that employees who elect life and disability coverage that may require proof of good health through an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) submission have an easier, faster, and paperless benefits solution. Up to 75% of employees receive […]

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What is an HSA?

July 13, 2017

What is an HSA?

A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account for U.S. taxpayers who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). Employers may make contributions to their employees’ HSAs, and the funds that an individual or business contributes to a given account aren’t subject to federal income tax. Also, funds that aren’t spent roll […]

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corporate wellness

July 13, 2017

Customer Q&A: Zeel’s Take on Corporate Wellness

We’re pretty lucky here at Zenefits. We get to work with amazing customers from all industries who – for lack of better words – are doing really cool things! So, we invite you to join us as we get up close and personal with our customers through our Q&A series.  We live in a culture […]

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July 12, 2017

How to Overcome 401(k) Plan Objections

When we speak to businesses about getting their company ramped on all things HR, we often chat about 401(k)s. Zenefits has partnered with best in breed business apps to bring you an easier way to connect your employees with the programming they’ve been asking you for. Our partners at PAi (CoPilot) speak to common objections you may […]

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Principal 401(k) Planning

July 6, 2017

401(k) Planning to Keep Up with the Speed of Your Life

Can you believe we’re halfway through the fiscal year?! Neither can we. As we enjoy the longer days of summer, we’re taking the opportunity to take stock of our financial wellness. Saving and planning for retirement doesn’t need to be on your daily to-do list, but something worth investing time in to make sure you’re […]

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employee health benefits

June 5, 2017

Senate Searches for Path Forward on Health Care Reform

After narrowly passing the House, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which represents the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reform health care, moved to the Senate early last month. The AHCA received mostly negative marks from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in late May, increasing the pressure on the […]

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talent

June 1, 2017

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete for Top Talent

Recruiting can be hard – and it gets even harder when you’re a small company who has to compete against the big corporations in your space.  Before you give up on landing top-tier talent, however, it’s important to know that small businesses and start-ups have some great assets to flaunt, too. Take a look at how […]

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