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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 >

Cultural Humility: What is it and How to Practice it in Employee Benefits

Cultural Humility: What is it and How to Practice it in Employee Benefits

Employers and benefit plan sponsors can play a bigger role in addressing the disparities in access to adequate health care among minority populations—an issue that has received increasing attention in… 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 >

21 Ways Employers Are Combating Escalating Health Care Costs in 2021

21 Ways Employers Are Combating Escalating Health Care Costs in 2021

Over the next ten years, health care spending in the United States is projected to increase at an annual rate of 5.4%. In response to the cost escalation, plan sponsors… 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 >

Three Important Steps on Your Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Three Important Steps on the Diversity and Inclusion Journey

“After expressing support for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, many companies now face the reality of a prolonged remote working environment and questions about how to promote… Read more >