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Preparing for open enrollment: 6 best practices for compliance, cost savings, and implementation

Open enrollment for employee benefits is around the corner, which involves many moving pieces at the HR level, including plan decisions, benefit implementation, notice requirements and other communications. It’s important that employers understand their compliance requirements as well as have a process in place to ensure these requirements are met. Here are six tips for improving compliance, cost savings, and implementation.

Employee COVID-19 exposures: Your go-to for managing risks

Employers frequently come to our Compliance and Workplace Solutions team to help them navigate COVID-19 Exposures. Let them report to work? Send them home? Make them stay home for two weeks once they get back from the Sturgis rally? Although some cases may have unique circumstances, we have compiled common scenarios and set forth options based on an organization’s risk tolerance. While some of these situations will have pretty straightforward guidance, some of the situations below provide several different options for managing risk.

The new look of company outings and events due to COVID-19

As states begin to reopen and loosen restrictions on public gatherings and business closures, employers are seeking to get back to a semblance of normalcy. However, at least in the near term, it appears that business will not be business-as-usual. Social distancing, personal protective equipment, and other protective measures will be the new norm. As a result, company outings and events will look very different for the time-being.