Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Organizations Face New Health and Retirement Benefit Implications Due to COVID-19

Organizations Face New Health and Retirement Benefit Implications Due to COVID-19

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted employee benefits? The International Foundation has been tracking implications for workplaces across the country, providing a snapshot of the difficult decisions employers and their… Read more >

COVID-19: How Do We Navigate Work Through the Pandemic in 2021?

COVID-19: How Do We Navigate Work Through the Pandemic in 2021?

Welcome to our first Talking Benefits episode of 2021! My fellow “pod squad” members Justin Held, Julie Stich and I engaged in more COVID-19 chatter during the most recent podcast… Read more >

4 Commonly Asked Questions From Employers About the Coronavirus Vaccine

4 Commonly Asked Questions From Employers About the Coronavirus Vaccine

As they consider how to retransition back to an in-office environment, employers want to keep COVID-19 out of the workplace. In part one of our series on this subject, we… Read more >

Five Ways to Bring a Little Hygge to Your Workspace

Five Ways to Bring a Little Hygge to Your Workspace

The concept of hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) has been gaining popularity across the U.S. and Canada over the past couple of years ,and I’m here for it. It’s a Danish word… Read more >

How to Navigate Remote Work and Help Employees Thrive in 2021

How to Navigate Remote Work and Help Employees Thrive in 2021

When we rang in the New Year, there was a palpable sense of relief that 2020 was behind us. Then came the realization that, from a remote work standpoint at… Read more >

Finally—Additional Relief for Dependent Care Assistance Programs Due to COVID-19

Finally—Additional Relief for Dependent Care Assistance Programs Due to COVID-19

[Update: IRS Notice 2021-15, which was released on March 2, 2021, clarifies the application of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, on dependent care assistance programs under Section 125 cafeteria plans.]… Read more >