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IRS Guidance Clarifies FSA Rules

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

Compliance Experts Review the IRS’ recent guidance clarifying FSA rules | Corporate Synergies

IRS releases FSA rules guidance to clarify provisions in last year’s Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Since the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) in December 2020, employers and administrators have been working to interpret the new flexible spending … Read More

Beyond the 3 Pillars of Effective Employee Wellness Programs

Gary Cassidy

Three pillars for growing effective employee wellness programs that last | Corporate Synergies

One of our experts reevaluates what makes effective employee wellness programs and shares how to keep them engaging and enduring. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found more than half of US worksites have programs focusing on physical … Read More

5 Likely Impacts of the Biden Administration on Benefits

Dan Kuperstein and Dorothy Summers

Impacts of the Biden Administration on benefits as a new term dawns | Corporate Synergies

Our compliance experts review the possible impacts of the Biden administration on benefits that they’re watching. As the U.S. presidency transitions to a new administration, we’ve identified 5 likely impacts of the Biden administration on benefits programs: The Affordable Care … Read More

Our Take: Encouraging Employee Routine Care during COVID-19

Corporate Synergies

Patient receives routine care during COVID-19 | Our Take by Corporate Synergies

Employers should encourage employee routine care during COVID-19 to help prevent future costs and health concerns. Among reports of pandemic-strained medical resources and calls to stay home, the importance of routine and preventative care can be lost. The U.S. Centers … Read More

Top 3 COVID-19 Benefits Compliance Considerations

Dan Kuperstein

HR executive tracking deadlines and top COVID-19 benefits compliance considerations | Corporate Synergies

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced waves of new regulation. Make sure you – and your employees – understand these top COVID-19 benefits compliance considerations. The complex patchwork of federal, state and local regulation for employee benefits and workplace safety during … Read More

Our Take: Amplifying the Call for Flu Shots during COVID-19

Corporate Synergies

Older Adult Getting Flu Shots during COVID-19 | Our Take by Corporate Synergies

Flu shots during COVID-19 can lead to fewer flu cases, fewer sick days and more resources for COVID-19 patients. The annual flu shot refrain continues, though welcomed COVID-19 vaccine updates seem to drown it out. While some may hesitate to … Read More

Our Take: It’s Time. Expect More Open Enrollment Questions

Corporate Synergies

Benefit Options Can Lead to Open Enrollment Questions | Corporate Synergies

Many employees are looking closer at benefits options leading to open enrollment questions. Are you ready to answer them? With many benefits plans starting January 1st, employers around the country are navigating their annual open enrollment period right now. Open … Read More

Our Take: Voter Engagement, the 2020 Election and Healthcare

Corporate Synergies

Voter turnout for 2020 election and healthcare | Corporate Synergies

“Our Take” is Corporate Synergies’ commentary on benefits/insurance news topics. This article discusses the connection between the 2020 election and healthcare. Early voting in the 2020 election has shattered records, setting a historic pace for voter turnout by the time … Read More

Can Your Post-COVID-19 PTO Rules Keep Up with Workforce Demand?

Jeff Miller

Start planning your Post-COVID-19 PTO Rules Now | Jeff Miller | Corporate Synergies

Whether accrued or unlimited, your post-COVID-19 PTO rules may need adjustment. With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, working life has changed. However, with time and careful planning, we may eventually return to a more “normal-looking” life. When that happens, … Read More

Easing the Retirement Transition for Eligible Employees

John Crable

Educating Employees on Retirement Transition Options | John Crable | Corporate Synergies

Clear communication and expert advice can make the retirement transition smoother for everyone. Baby Boomers are often your most skilled and experienced employees. They are valued by your entire team and bring a lot to the table. However, after fruitful … Read More