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Is your pet insured? How about your identity? We all know the value of the major benefits, such as health, dental, vision, life, telehealth, and disability. But what about some of the lesser-known benefits? You and your employees may be missing out on some significant advantages. Pet Insurance Protect your pets with pet insurance options. […]
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Federally-Approved Qualifying Events You may have heard the term “federally-approved qualifying event” when making changes to your health benefits outside the open enrollment window. Here’s a quick rundown of what that means. Any tax-free employee benefits fall under Section 125 of the IRS code. Because the IRS regulates these benefits, employees are only permitted to […]
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8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Health Care Costs Admittedly, there are many things out of your control when it comes to healthcare costs. But, there are still steps you can take that add up to more dollars in your pocket. Following these tips can help save money on health care costs. Use preventive […]
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Don’t worry. Nextep’s payroll processing is unaffected by the SVB closure. At Nextep, we understand that the recent closure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has caused concern for our clients and their employees who bank with SVB. We want to assure you that Nextep’s ability to process payroll remains unaffected by this event. We are […]
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Virtual doctor visits via telehealth are on the rise We’ve long touted the benefits of telehealth. These virtual doctor visits, conducted via phone or video rather than in-person, are a great way to get help for several health issues. Commonly handled diagnoses include Allergies Bronchitis Earache Sore throat Sinusitis Tobacco cessation Pink eye Strep throat […]
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How our security methods protect your data When it comes to cybersecurity, physical locks and security cameras won’t cut it anymore. Today’s cybercriminals are sophisticated and relentless, and they can find their way into your network through a variety of digital backdoors. That’s why a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy should address not only physical and environmental […]
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On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law two bills that add protections for pregnant and post-partum employees. Here is what we know. Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act The PUMP Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to expand coverage to all employees (exempt and non-exempt). Employers are required to […]
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Your Guide to DOL’s Latest Guidance on Telework, Lactation Breaks, and FMLA Eligibility for Remote Employees Are you an employer of employees who telework, or employees who needs breaks for lactation? Then you’ll want to read this update! The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently released Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) No. 2023-1, which covers several […]
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Your Guide to the Latest Court Ruling on the FLSA Administrative Exemption If you’re an employer in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Puerto Rico, listen up! The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals has clarified the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) administrative exemption, and it could be a game-changer for your business. In […]
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Empowering Employees and Employers Alike to Create Inclusive Work Environments As of January 24, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on correctly handling people with hearing disabilities at work under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This updated guidance is essential for employers looking to create a more inclusive and […]
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Your Intro to the H1-B Visa Process Exciting news for employers eagerly anticipating the 2024 H-1B cap initial registration period! Federal immigration officials have officially announced that registration will open between March 1 to March 17, 2023. Employers can register for the H-1B cap using USCIS’s online registration system. The H-1B visa, as a reminder, […]
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Don’t Get Speared by this Phishing Scam Last week, we discussed the tactics scammers use to gain personal information from people, including phone, text, and email phishing.  Let’s hone in on phishing more to talk about spear phishing. Typical phishing scams will use email made to appear like it’s coming from a specific entity, such […]
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