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Dec
07
Voluntary benefits support employer focus on employee well-being
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article in BenefitsPro.com

Employers are taking a broader approach to employee wellness and focusing on well-being, which encompasses physical, social, emotional, financial and environmental health, writes Sean McManamy. Voluntary benefits support the trend as employers seek to offer benefits that reduce stress, absenteeism and presenteeism, Dennis Healy writes.

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http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/12/03/3-trends-that-impacted-the-industry-in-2015

Nov
11
Facebook offers social media pointers for business owners
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article in TechRepublic

Facebook recently held an event in Elizabethtown, Ky., as part of a series of events meant to educate small-business owners about how to market their companies on social media. It’s critical to understand your audience, develop interesting content and track your results using Facebook Insights, according to a presentation at the event.

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http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-small-businesses-can-win-on-facebook-tips-from-the-social-media-giant-itself/

Oct
26
HealthCare.gov is adding features for Nov. 1
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article in USA Today

New features are being added to HealthCare.gov before the start of open enrollment next month in an effort to ease the registration process and provide more information about out-of-pocket costs and subsidies. The updates will emphasize which plans’ enrollees could be eligible for financial assistance, pop-up reminders will urge people to enter all needed documentation, and information will be available about plans’ coverage of specific providers and drugs.

Oct
26
ACA tax credits at risk for people who did not file returns
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article in New York Times

People who did not file 2014 tax returns and received tax credits to offset health insurance premiums might lose those credits, federal officials say. The law requires anyone receiving a credit through the Affordable Care Act to file a tax return, regardless of income.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/26/us/politics/thousands-who-didnt-file-tax-returns-may-lose-health-care-subsidies.html

Sep
14
HSAs offer valuable retirement benefits
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article in US News & World Report

Most people know they should be saving for retirement in tax-preferred accounts, including 401(k)s and IRAs. This allows you to get a tax break while helping your money to grow faster for retirement. You also need to prepare for health care costs in retirement, and one powerful tool to help you do this is a health savings account.

To read more, please click:
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2015/09/10/how-to-use-a-health-savings-account-for-retirement

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