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    Emily Kubis

    Emily writes about benefits, technology, the healthcare industry and more.
    HR dates and deadlines to know in 2019
    By Emily Kubis on January 1, 2019

    Get and stay organized in the new year Happy New Year! As 2019 begins, most HR departments are focusing on getting — and staying — organized, and...

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    ACA employer mandate still in place despite court ruling
    By Emily Kubis on December 21, 2018

    What employers need to know A new court ruling from a federal judge in Texas has put the Affordable Care Act in uncertain light yet again, but...

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    Five end-of-year HR reminders to send employees
    By Emily Kubis on December 19, 2018

    Check these items off your list before 2019 As the end of the year approaches, it’s easy for many organizations to go into autopilot....

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    The price of poor employee health: $530 billion a year
    By Emily Kubis on December 10, 2018

     How to create a culture of health According to a new report published by the Integrated Benefits Institute, illness-related absences, disability...

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    IRS announces new deadline for providing 1095-Cs to employees
    By Emily Kubis on December 4, 2018

    Filing deadline unchanged The IRS has extended the deadline for employers to provide 1095-C forms to employees in 2019. Employers previously had...

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    Get ERISA compliant now to avoid fines in 2019
    By Emily Kubis on November 29, 2018

      Employers must furnish notices or face penalties Employers providing group health insurance are required by the Department of Labor to furnish...

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    Should employees take a hardship withdrawal from their 401(k)?
    By Emily Kubis on November 26, 2018

      What HR needs to know about 401(k) hardship withdrawals The IRS has recently proposed expanding 401(k) hardship withdrawals, which means it may...

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    UnitedHealthcare launches new health plan option for Tennessee small employers
    By Emily Kubis on November 13, 2018

      New option for small employers could produce savings UnitedHealthcare announced this fall the launch of a new group health plan option for small...

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    Family premiums for employer plans top nearly $20,000
    By Emily Kubis on October 17, 2018

      Costs outpace wages, inflation Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose five percent to $19,616 in 2018, according to...

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    How employers can lower group health plan claims
    By Emily Kubis on October 15, 2018

      Three ways to lower claim costs As healthcare prices continue to rise, most employers would like to have more control over their group health...

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