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Why Starting Open Enrollment Early In 2021 Is More Important Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the job market in ways never before seen. For one, it created so much uncertainty that employees who would’ve typically searched for a new job last year decided to stay put. For another, the pandemic prompted … Continue reading

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Pandemic and Drug Overdoses Drive U.S. Life Expectancy Down 1.5 Years

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that life expectancy in the United States dropped from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020. The decline in life expectancy was the largest one-year … Continue reading

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EEOC Extends EEO-1 Deadline

EEOC Extends EEO-1 Deadline for 2019 and 2020 Data to Aug. 23 Employers now have some extra time to submit equal employment opportunity (EEO-1) workforce data from 2019 and 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on June … Continue reading

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Benefits of Health Insurance

  Provided to you by Hoffman Insurance Group, LLC This is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.

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STORM PREP SAFETY AND CHECKLIST

The official start of Hurricane Season is June 1. And we all know Mother Nature can really pack a punch. Stay safe and prepare with these tips and guides. Be ready for whatever weather comes your way Basic Disaster Supplies List … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

We are happy to share a well put together video that displays such bravery and pride. We do not own the rights to this video. It is being shared from @military.videoz account on the user application TIKTOK. Provided to you … Continue reading

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EEOC Harassment Findings and Recommendations for Employers

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harassment is … Continue reading

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Face Masks and Other PPE Treated as Deductible Medical Expenses

The Internal Revenue Service has issued Announcement 2021-7, clarifying that amounts paid for certain personal protective equipment (PPE)—such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes—used for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) are deductible medical expenses. … Continue reading

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HR Compliance Bulletin

American Rescue Plan: Changes to FFCRA Employee Leave The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted March 11, 2021, includes changes to emergency paid sick leave and paid family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The ARPA extended … Continue reading

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Key HSA Features – 2021 Compliance

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under the HDHP until their deductible has … Continue reading

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