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When and how can one access cobra?

October 9, 2018

How do I access COBRA health coverage?

In addition to protecting certain individuals from high health care prices, COBRA ensures that spouses, family, and the retired are entitled to health care access when a family member experiences a major life event. Here’s what you should know about how to access COBRA health coverage as an employer. How does COBRA work? The Consolidated […]

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October 8, 2018

Open Enrollment is Coming. Is The Millennial Generation Informed?

With more people launching careers as freelancers, entrepreneurs, contractors, and independent workers, understanding open enrollment is more important than ever. Although a large percentage of millennial workers require or want their own insurance through the marketplace, not many millennials feel confident in their own knowledge of the process. Here’s an overview of the information gap […]

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paid vs. unpaid leave of absence

October 8, 2018

What Qualifies for an Unpaid vs. Paid Leave of Absence?

From family emergencies to medical situations, there are many reasons why your employee may need to take a leave of absence. As an employer, knowing when these periods of leave qualify as paid or unpaid can be difficult. Here’s everything you need to know so you can be sure you’re giving your employees the correct […]

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new yorks new sexual harassment law

October 8, 2018

New York’s New Sexual Harassment Law

Standing out against sexual harassment and assault has long been a taboo topic– that’s all finally changing. Due to development in the political climate and the popularity of #metoo, The Women’s March, and a number of other social movements, companies are changing the way they manage sexual assault in the workplace. Evidence of that change […]

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open enrollment quick tips

October 4, 2018

Open Enrollment Quick Tips

For many, open enrollment starts in less than a month! Here are our best open enrollment quick tips in an at-a-glance FAQ sheet for employers. What Is Open Enrollment? Open enrollment is a period during which employees can freely enroll in or change their health insurance plan or other benefits programs. When Does Open Enrollment […]

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coworkers developing a company mission statement

October 4, 2018

8 Effective Company Mission Statement Examples to Steal From

A mission statement articulates an entity’s essence by capturing its purpose and its core values. Whether you’re creating your personal brand, building that fledgling business, or refreshing an existing brand, a well-constructed mission statement is the core component. While they can vary greatly, successful mission statements all aim to achieve the same goal. We’re diving into […]

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what is radical transparency?

October 4, 2018

Modern Companies That Are Winning At Radical Transparency

The internet has made it easier than ever for consumers to discover sensitive information about large companies. As a result, businesses are constantly under scrutiny for aspects of their operations, products, services, and culture. Avoiding secrecy by practicing radically transparent is one of the best defenses against the negative repercussion of this easy access to […]

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are you compliant with workplace disability regulations?

October 3, 2018

Demystifying Workplace Disability: 7 FAQs

Workplace disability is a wide-ranging topic that can be intimidating for small to medium-sized businesses. The disabled and workers who become disabled on or off the job have protection under two main laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is nationwide legislation as well as state Workers’ Compensation Acts. The ADA provides protection from discrimination […]

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How to craft the ultimate vacation policy

October 3, 2018

How to Create the Ultimate Vacation Policy

A well-defined vacation policy is a great addition to your company culture. It also helps set expectations for employees while carving out time for much-deserved rest and relaxation. Here’s how to create the ultimate vacation policy for your company. What should a vacation policy include? A crucial aspect of determining your vacation policy is first […]

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October 2, 2018

How to Not be Intimidated by Open Enrollment

Open enrollment makes accessing healthcare coverage both easy and efficient for individuals today. However, many people are intimidated by the strict timing, the legal requirements, and the nuances of the process. Not only is the process confusing, but health insurance can be just as complicated, if not more so. However, while the OE period is bogged down […]

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October 2, 2018

The Employee Handbook, Policies to include

You’ve made the decision to create an employee handbook and you’ve begun compiling what you want to include. You’re off to a great start. Now you need to begin adding policies. Lora Patterson will share some of the most important policies to consider including in your handbook, such as sick leave, vacation, FMLA, and even […]

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What happens when my cobra expires?

October 2, 2018

When COBRA Expires: Individual Health Care Enrollment Explained

COBRA, short for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, is a strategic and stress-free way for former employees and their families to continue accessing health care coverage through their past employer after a major life event. However, COBRA is designed for temporary coverage and typically expires after 18 months. When COBRA expires, here’s what employees should […]

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