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June 24, 2016

Back to Business Tour: Atlanta — A Hotbed for Technology, Transparency and Team Building

Ranking on Forbes’ Top 5 Places for Business and Careers, there’s no denying that Atlanta is a city on fire. This vibrant metropolis is bustling with innovators, fast growing businesses, not to mention some of the most lip smackin’ BBQ in the country — making our stop in the A-T-L nothing short of invigorating. During […]

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June 24, 2016

What is COBRA, and What Are The Top Questions Employers Ask About It?

COBRA, or the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, is the source of many questions from our HR partners here at Zenefits. I thought that I’d give a brief review and try to address answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. What is COBRA and who does it apply to? In 1985, President Reagan […]

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June 23, 2016

Keep a Pulse on Your Flexible Benefit Accounts

Flexible spending accounts are a great way to save money on transportation costs and medical expenses by using pre-tax dollars  — think Commuter Benefits, FSAs and HSAs. But do you remember how much you have left in your balance? Or what’s covered? We get it — sometimes you don’t have the time to look up […]

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June 17, 2016

What is the Cadillac Tax and What Should Employers Know About It?

Hi Bud,  I’ve been hearing rumblings about this “Cadillac Tax” and how it may negatively affect my business. Can you tell me more about what it is, and what it means for my company and employees?  Thanks,  Cadillac Confused Hi C.C., At the end of last year, President Obama signed a bill pushing back the […]

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June 17, 2016

New Study Details Impact of Compliance Challenges on Small Business Growth

Whenever small businesses are asked about their biggest challenges, taxes, accessing capital, and hiring are always at the top of the list. Regulation, too, is typically cited as a big concern, and a new study last week shed additional light on the regulatory headache that continues to cause small businesses and entrepreneurs pain. The study […]

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June 15, 2016

Access Insurance Details Anytime, Anywhere

It can be stressful when you need to look up your insurance information, let alone when you’re at the doctor’s office. You have to look up your policy and then sort through pages of benefits to find the specific plan details you care about. As your broker, we’re of the mindset that it doesn’t have […]

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June 7, 2016

What’s the Most Important Characteristic of a Health Insurance Plan?

Hi Bud, I’m no health insurance expert, and to be honest, I sometimes feel like the amount of information to consider when evaluating an insurance policy is far too overwhelming for someone who isn’t fluent in this language. I’d like to become more versed in it, but with so little time on my hands and […]

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June 7, 2016

Request Time-off In Seconds On Your Phone

When do you plan your vacations? Most likely, you do it in the evening or on the weekend with family or friends. We think that is the most convenient time for you to request time off, so we built a nifty PTO request feature into the Zenefits mobile app that streamlines the whole request and […]

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June 3, 2016

How Do I Know What Prescription Drugs Are Covered in My Health Plan?

Hi Bud, As a reader of your weekly column, I really value your knowledge on health insurance, so I thought you may be able to help me get a straight answer to why the medicine my doctor prescribes is not covered by my health plan? Paying out of pocket for prescriptions for my family is […]

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June 2, 2016

New Zenefits mobile app puts HR in your pocket

Life happens outside the office — you might be at the doctor’s office, at home spending time with family, or out planning a weekend getaway with friends. And as life would have it, you run into situations where you need to communicate with someone from your office or lookup important HR information, such as insurance […]

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June 1, 2016

5 Brilliant Business Ideas from Hustle Con 2016

Startups face many challenges today, but it’s important to remember: “you don’t have to be a coder to be an entrepreneur.” At least not according to the folks at Hustle Con,  a networking event for “non-techies” and one I had the privilege to attend at the Paramount theater in Oakland earlier in May. The day […]

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June 1, 2016

ACA Waivers Are Ending. Will Your Business Be Affected?

When you get into the office on Monday morning and go over your priorities for the week, “spend time thinking about health insurance policies” is hardly ever at the top of the list. Let’s be honest, it probably isn’t on the list at all – and for the past several years, you’ve mostly been able […]

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