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Many Employers Embracing Virtual Open Enrollment Tools

As open enrollment season gears up, employers are having to rethink many of their normal practices for enrolling their employees in employer-offered benefits. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Open Enrollment 2021: How to Handle This Year’s Unique Challenges, we asked… continue
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Open Enrollment Best Practices to Address Unique Challenges for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many parts of our personal and work lives this year, and employers will face unique challenges during open enrollment for 2021 benefits. Benefits are very important to employees and usually represent a significant percentage… continue
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Remote Work Set to Nearly Triple in the Post-COVID World, XpertHR’s Survey on Employer Response to COVID-19 Shows

The average percentage of employees who will work remotely at least part of the time is projected to nearly triple from 12% before the COVID-19 pandemic to 30% after the pandemic, according to 835 US employers responding to XpertHR’s Survey… continue
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Addressing Financial Wellness in the Workplace Before It’s Too Late

Although financial wellness benefits have been rising in popularity for the last several years, the demand for them has grown exponentially due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting recession. Such benefits can be a vital resource for employees during… continue
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Having a Very COVID-Summer Vacation: Avoiding the 2020 PTO Glut

  Summertime traditionally is a time for fun and relaxation, as so many classic songs attest: “Summertime and the living is easy.” “Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, have to get away.” “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of… continue
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XpertHR’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey Reveals Intriguing Paid Leave Findings and More

Choosing between a traditional or PTO leave system is always an important challenge for employers, but this choice has taken on added significance due to COVID-19. When setting up paid leave benefits – whether it be a traditional or PTO… continue
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DOL Audit Survival Tips: It’s a Matter of “When,” Not “If”

As an employer, you may know that the US Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to inspect workplaces and bring enforcement actions for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other related wage payment laws. But did… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 2

Employers are facing immense obstacles because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but employee benefits can be a vital resource during this stressful and unprecedented time. Our first blog post on benefits issues employers are facing during the pandemic addressed: Benefits… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 1

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made employee benefits more vital than ever. Employers spend millions of dollars each year on employee benefits, with benefits often accounting for one-third of employee compensation costs. COVID-19 is presenting unique challenges for employers and… continue
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HIPAA and the Coronavirus: 7 Big Questions Employers Are Asking

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed our lives in ways we couldn’t even imagine only a week ago, with new mandates and developments happening by the day, hour and sometimes even minute. Employers are trying to figure out how to… continue
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