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The Ultimate Guide to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

COBRA is a health insurance program that allows employees to continue to receive benefits under their employer's group health plans after losing coverage.

HR Fast Facts: Key Terms for Payroll

Here's a glossary of key terms related to payroll and payroll processing.

Top Childcare Benefits to Offer Your Employees

If unaddressed, stress can adversely impact working parents’ health and productivity — and the company’s bottom line. Here are the top 5 childcare benefits to offer your workers.

What’s Keeping Your Employees From Resigning?

Retention has always been important to business, but these days, it’s mission-critical. A recent survey revealed the exact factors that are keeping workers on board.

HR Fast Facts: Can Employees Cancel their FSA?

As an employee, you can only change elections to your personal FSA during the renewal period or after experiencing a qualifying life event, such as a change in marital status or the birth of a child.

HR Fast Facts: Can I Make Changes to my FSA Contributions?

After initial enrollment, employees and employers can make changes to their FSA contributions in only three cases: before the plan year begins, before a new hire's effective date, and in the case of a qualifying life event. 

HR Fast Facts: Portland Multnomah County Preschool for All Tax

Portland Multnomah County approved a measure to establish a tuition-free preschool program, Multnomah County Preschool for All (PFA). 

HR Fast Facts: Increase in Massachusetts State Income Withholding

The State of Massachusetts subtracts withholdings for FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes from employees' gross taxable wages before calculating their MA personal income withholdings.

HR Fast Facts: Register for Colorado Electronic Funds Transfer Credit ID

Colorado requires employers to register for an Electronic Funds Transfer Credit ID in order to electronically deposit payroll taxes.

HR Fast Facts: What are the Tax Advantages of Offering FSAs to your Employees?

Employees' taxable income is reduced by their FSA contributions, so employers pay less in Medicare and Social Security taxes (together, FICA taxes). Higher enrollment rates mean more savings for the employer.

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