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How Employers Can Manage Talent Debt

Talent debt occurs when an employer accumulates outdated or inadequate skills within its organization and workforce. This article explores talent debt and the strategies employers can implement to address it.

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Mental Health Parity Proposed Regulations

Mental Health Parity rules originated in 1996, but significant issues with non-compliance have more recently triggered additional attention, traction and action at the federal level. The 2023 proposed regulations are a good illustration of increasing federal regulatory focus on mental health parity, particularly with respect to the NQTLs, which are explained in more detail here.

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Maximizing Open Enrollment for Employees

Due to a variety of factors, benefit offerings are changing, placing new demands on employees and employers during open enrollment. To make the enrollment process as smooth as possible, it is important that employers educate and communicate with their employees effectively.

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New Form I-9 Available Aug. 1, 2023

Legal Update: On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I‑9, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form. Employers are required to use this form to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the United States. Employers can begin using the new form Aug. 1, 2023.

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2024 COLAs for Benefit Plans

Each year, federal regulators announce various cost of living adjustments (COLAs) affecting tax, employee benefits dollar amounts and penalties for the upcoming calendar year.

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Educating Employees on Voluntary Benefits

Offering voluntary benefits is a great way to enhance your benefits package, differentiate from competitors and increase employee satisfaction—all with little impact on your budget.

Educate your employees on the advantages of these voluntary benefits so that you both reap the rewards.

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