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IRS Okays Mid-Year Changes to Health, FSA and Dependent Care Elections

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To assist with the nation’s response to COVID-19, the IRS announced increased flexibility during calendar year 2020 for mid-year election changes.

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Exploring the Differences Between Long- and Short-term Disability Insurance

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Coronavirus and Security

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COVID-19: Verifying Your U.S. Treasury Check

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IRS Announces 2021 HSA Limits, HDHP Guidelines

The IRS announced the new contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts, and guidelines for HSA-Qualified High Deductible Health Plans for 2021.

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IRS Okays Mid-Year Changes to Health, FSA and Dependent Care Elections

To assist with the nation’s response to COVID-19, the IRS announced increased flexibility during calendar year 2020 for mid-year election changes.

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How HSAs Offer Financial Benefits to Millennials

For millennials, a great way to offset medical costs and contribute to your overall wealth is with a Health Savings Account (HSA).

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Highlights of Recent Regulatory Changes

The federal government released several rounds of new guidance relevant to employers’ efforts to maintain compliance with leave laws.

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Why is Substantiation Required for Certain Debit Card Expenses?

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Should you increase your disability coverage?

Did you know your disability coverage does not automatically increase when you receive a raise? Evaluate your policy annually to ensure coverage.

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Paid Leave on the Rise: Why Disability Insurance Is Still Important

If you have access to state paid medical leave, you may question if you need supplemental disability insurance. The short answer is YES.

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Tips for Dealing with Stress and Uncertainty

Uncertain times can be difficult. Check out these tips for coping with stress, working from home, and supporting your health.

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Five Leadership Strategies to Emulate During the COVID-19 Crisis

Joel McKenzie, a veteran American Fidelity manager, shares the top five things employees need right now from their leaders during the COVID-19 Crisis.

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