Resources

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Why Your Current Hiring Practices May Not Support Neurodivergent Candidates

Diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion are in the spotlight in today’s workforce. Employers are challenged to develop programs, initiatives, and processes to encourage a broad representation of different groups. Age, ethnicity, and gender are three categories that generally come to mind ...

HHS Releases Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023 Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule along with a fact sheet addressing the benefit and payment parameters for 2023. According to CMS, the 2023 benefit and payment parameters final rule seeks to strengthen the coverage offered by qualified health ...

2023 Contribution and Coverage Limits for HSAs

On April 29, 2022, IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-24, which provides the 2023 cost-of-living contribution and coverage adjustments for HSAs, as required under Code Section 223(g). It also includes the 2023 limit for Excepted Benefit HRAs. The limits for many items have increased for 2023.   ...

Workplace Culture | Welcome the Gig Worker to Your Talent Portfolio

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the work environment in many ways. One area that has grown significantly is the number of employees leaving the full-time workforce in exchange for contract, freelance, or gig work. The U.S. added two million gig workers in 2020 to a global pool of over 1 billion ...

Advocacy in Action | Assistance with Special Neurological Testing

A member contacted Purple Card because his son’s neurologist ordered a special neurological test and the insurance carrier had been delaying approval for over six months. The member was at his wit’s end and contacted Purple Card to see if they could help. The Patient Advocate visited with ...

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Generational Myths, Part 4: Baby Boomers

Today’s offices potentially span five full generations ranging from Generation Z to the Silent Generation. A coworker could just as easily be raised with a smart phone in hand as they could have used a typewriter at their first job. Some see differences between generational colleagues as an ...

Workplace Culture | Leaders Take on Decision Fatigue

A particularly taxing day for a leader may mean sitting through hours and hours of meetings where they are asked to make enough decisions to make their head spin. They arrive home or shut down their laptop for the day and feel mentally exhausted. Then they are faced with still another ...

Treasury Proposes Rule to Alter ACA Affordability and Minimum Value for Marketplace Premium Tax Credit Eligibility

The Department of Treasury recently issued proposed regulations to modify the rules for individuals to qualify for premium tax credits (PTCs) to help pay for Marketplace health coverage effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023. The new rules, if finalized, will base PTC ...

Dear HR Manager from Introvert Seeking Connections

Dear HR Manager, I am in a bit of a pickle. I was recently promoted to management from an individual contributor role. This is good news, except for the fact that I am discovering my introverted nature does not jibe with the expectations for this job. In my old role, it was not uncommon for... ...

Advocacy in Action | Collections Correction

Imagine, it’s the holiday season, you’re having a regular day and going about your business like normal. You check your mail and instead of opening Christmas cards, you find yourself opening a collection notice saying you owe almost $5,700 but they are willing to settle for less. This is the ...

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