Telling Employees About Health Insurance Rate Changes
Telling Employees About Health Insurance Rate Changes

It’s Open Enrollment and you have unwelcome changes to deliver – you’re changing providers, premiums are going up, or the perfect storm of stressful, both. It’s time to tell employees about their health insurance rate changes. As a company, Sentric recently went through this very situation, and our HR team did a few things that…
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6 Helpful ACA Links

IRS Instructions for the Form 1095-C These instructions are a great place to start and definitely required reading for any organization that has to file year-end ACA paperwork. IRS.gov Information Center for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) The IRS breaks down everything an ALE needs to know. Not sure if you’re an ALE, the IRS even…
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Posted in Compliance
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Open Enrollment Glossary to Help Employees

By: Shannon Maggs, Manager of HR & Administration Regardless of how long an employee has been in the working world they’ve probably only experienced open enrollment a couple of dozen times. That’s because it happens just once a year. So, you should probably be prepared to cut them some slack if they can’t remember the…
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Six Weekly Performance Questions to Ask in One-on-Ones

Previously,  I wrote about weekly performance questions to ask your teams. This week we cover weekly performance questions for one-on-one meetings. What Are Good Weekly Performance Questions? Every time I ask my kids how school was, the answer is the same, “fine.” So it goes with employees. If you’re trying to get candor from people in…
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What You Need to Know About New Overtime Regulations

Updated: The final rule took effect in January 2020. It updates earning thresholds, among other items. Last October we wrote a blog about what HR managers should be doing (at that time) to prepare them for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed changes to overtime regulations. If you weren’t paying attention then, you certainly should…
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HRIS Implementation 101: Routes and Alerts

By: Rob Cobb, Implementation Consultant An implementation consultant is like a coach or trainer. We work behind-the-scenes importing data, configuring details, conducting tests, etc., to put you, our clients, in a position to succeed. One particular area we’ve found to be a game-changer – especially for those new to an HRIS – is routes and…
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