Employer Medicare Part D Notices Due

Medicare open enrollment begins October 15th – and with this comes a participant notice requirement for employers who sponsor group health insurance that includes prescription drug coverage. The participant notice

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What Is Discrimination?

Discrimination is often harmful, jeopardizing people’s jobs and careers, adding to their stress, and putting their health at risk. Employers who engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination can face devastating

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#QCBOY

Cypress Benefit Solutions is a 2022 Queen City Business of the Year Finalist! #QCBOY Companies from the greater Charlotte area are invited to compete in a fundraising competition – to

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HR’s Role in a Recession

The prospect of a recession has many businesses and their employees worried. During an extended economic decline, sales drop, jobs disappear, and productivity decreases. Companies have less revenue to invest,

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PCORI Fees Due July 31, 2022

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116-94), signed into law on December 20, 2019, extended the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund fee imposed by Internal Revenue Code §§

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Pets in the Workplace

For most of us, having pets in the workplace is a novel idea. But it’s one that has been gaining traction in recent years even after the onset of the

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The Suitcase Project

Cypress Benefit Solutions is proudly accepting donations of new or gently used suitcases to benefit foster children in Stokes County, located in Danbury, NC. Thousands of children in North Carolina

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ACA Employer Play Or Pay Basics

The Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provision—often called the Employer Mandate orPlay or Pay—requires Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to offer health coverage to full-time workers or face potentialpenalties

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What Employers Need to Know About COBRA

COBRA provides a continuation of health coverage to qualified employees whose insurance would otherwise be discontinued due to a particular event. It is crucial that group health plan administrators understand

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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Resumes

The Biden administration’s federal COVID vaccine mandate is in effect once again. While the new rule had been temporarily suspended since November 12, the US Court of Appeals for the

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How to Complete Form 941

The IRS uses Form 941 to determine how much an organization has withheld from its employees’ wages each quarter. There are specific regulations, requirements, and exceptions when filing this form.

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2022 Open Enrollment Checklist

To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or

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What is the OSHA 300 Log?

Workplace illnesses and injuries are probably the last things employers want to think about, but they must be prepared in the event of a workplace incident. From what the form

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Remote Work vs. Office Return

Remote Work vs. Office Return: What Should Employers Do? The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines is ramping up and lock-down regulations are beginning to ease, employers need to consider how

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Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Coronavirus vaccinations continue to expand across the country. As a result, many employers are already preparing to reopen their offices and return to in-person work. However, a growing number of COVID-19 vaccine scams can put

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Simple Ways to Protect Employee Pay

Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance Will Protect Your Employee\’s Paycheck The term disability leave is often used as a blanket term for a few different types of leave, including medical,

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A Guide to 1095-C Reporting

With the deadline to file and distribute 1095-Cs approaching, Cypress Benefit Solutions is here to help.  The following guide will help keep you organized—and compliant—when it comes to filing in

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2021 Compliance Deadlines

January 31st – W-2 & 1099 Distribution Due Quarterly Form 941 Due February 1st – W-2 & 1099 Filing Deadline 6th – Post OSHA Form 300A through April 30 28th

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HR Tech? What’s the Catch?

Driving HR Efficiencies With Technology Improving workplace efficiency is about helping employees work smarter, not harder. Fortunately, in today\’s world, technology can help improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace—especially

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The Big PTO Question

In the United States, 52% of workers do not fully utilize their allotted PTO days, which leaves many employers with a floating balance of unused time off. What if an employee leaves before

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How to Avoid Compliance Errors

The risk of compliance failures and employment practice liability lawsuits has risen significantly in recent years due to new employment laws and regulations. A large portion of the compliance errors

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Are Your Employees Actually 1099 or W2?

A recently proposed rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) implements an “economic reality” test that helps determine the independent contractor status of a worker. The clarification is designed to bring

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Do HSA Funds Expire?

With the end of the year on the horizon, many employees will start to plan out the rest of their health savings account (HSA) funds and flexible savings account (FSA)

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Already! Planning for 2021?

It may seem hard to believe but the end of 2020 is rapidly approaching. You can utilize end-of-year preparations to set up your organization for success in the new year.

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COBRA Cheat Sheet

What is COBRA? The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided

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Hop Topics for Your Open Enrollment

How are COVID-19 tests covered on our plan? According to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), all forms of public and private insurance must cover FDA-approved COVID-19 tests if

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2020 Compliance Calendar

January 31st – Form 940 Filing Deadline 31st – Form 941 Filing Deadline (fourth quarter) 31st – Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC Distribution Deadline 31st – Forms W-2 and W-3 Filing

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Ready to Simplify HR?

Improve Your HR Processes with Benefits Administration Technology A Benefits Administration system will have an enormous impact on the way your business handles Human Resources. The most effective HR departments

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Leveraging Benefits Post-coronavirus 

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many organizations have been faced with making tough decisions—often leading to layoffs, furloughed employees and reduced pay. Post-coronavirus, many employers find themselves torn

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5 Tips to Reduce Stress

Cypress Benefit Solutions is proud to partner with SweatNet to provide our clients Health and Wellness benefits for their employees. We hope you enjoy these tips from Michelle on reducing

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Live Well, Work Well

A healthy lifestyle extends into the work you and your employees produce. Did you know that laughter can improve your overall personal health? Studies have shown that laughing can reduce

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Working from Home Burn Out?

Working from home is the new normal for most businesses dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Employers have done a great job of keeping employees engaged while utilizing a work from

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8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

With all that is going on in the world regarding COVID-19, there are many uncertainties but what seems to be becoming more clear each day is that the healthier you are, the lower your risk for a \”bad outcome\” if you were to be infected by this virus.

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