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Featuring product release updates, industry views and news, and the latest from our valued clients and customers. 

Employee vacation tracking made easy with Flock

Employee vacation tracking made easy with Flock

Having trouble keeping track of all your employee time-off requests and holiday schedules?

Add Flock's easy to use time-off tool to your wish list. Flock can simplify your employee time-off tracking and reporting needs, as well as provide employees an elegant onboarding and benefits experience. 

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We are giving back this holiday season.

We are giving back this holiday season.

Thanksgiving 2017 came in a week early for Flock.

’Tis the season of giving, and one of the most rewarding aspects of running a small business is having the freedom and flexibility to make a difference in the community. 

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ACA Update - Second Transitional Payments Due

ACA Update - Second Transitional Payments Due

Friendly Reminder: Your second transitional reinsurance payment is due November 15, 2017. This is for employers who opted for the Two-Part Contribution payment program.

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Traditional HR vs Digital HR

Traditional HR vs Digital HR

Like many companies in the United States today, you're challenged with the overwhelming tasks of processing all HR activities. From sourcing the right candidate to onboarding, managing payroll, and benefits to offboarding an employee. Lean more about Flock's all-in-one solution.

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Introducing FLOCK-A-THON: our very first Hackathon!

Introducing FLOCK-A-THON: our very first Hackathon!

Traditionally, a hackathon is when a team of computer programmers, software developers, and product designers get together to code, brainstorm, and come up with new ideas and features for a product in a limited amount of time.

But here at Flock, the fun is not just for the engineers but the entire team including the customer success, marketing, and sales folks. It’s more like an idea-a-thon!

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Product Release | 11.03.17

Product Release | 11.03.17

Daylight savings may have passed, but Flock has raised our game in time for another flock-tastic product release. Packed with new features and enhancements, our latest update delivers an engaging and personalized experience for Employees, HR Administrators and Brokers alike.

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Tech or Treat? See how we celebrated a Flocktastic halloween!

Tech or Treat? See how we celebrated a Flocktastic halloween!

Traditions like these are important in companies just as they are in families. And, Halloween is one of the best days to celebrate at work. It is a chance to build teamwork and encourage positive morale among employees.

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Join us as we unlock the powerful features Flock offers to solve the mission critical tasks facing companies today.

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ACA Compliance. Simplified.

ACA Compliance. Simplified.

Join us for an informative webinar with Flock, and learn how to best prepare for the upcoming ACA deadlines! We’ll review the intricacies of the ACA reporting requirements and what you must do to be in compliance!

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ACA Compliance. Simplified.

ACA Compliance. Simplified.

Join us for an informative webinar with Flock, and learn how to best prepare for the upcoming ACA deadlines! We’ll review the intricacies of the ACA reporting requirements and what you must do to be in compliance!

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ACA Update

ACA Update

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced an increase in the applicable dollar amount used to determine the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee which came about during the passage of the ACA. This applies to plan years that end on or after October 1, 2017 and before October 1, 2018.

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NYC Hiring Alert! - What Employers Need to Know

NYC Hiring Alert! - What Employers Need to Know

New York City has released a set of FAQ’s in anticipation of a new local law which will prohibit employers from asking or relying on a candidate's salary history while interviewing and hiring to fill a vacant or newly created position. 

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ACA Compliance. Simplified.

ACA Compliance. Simplified.

Learn how to best prepare for the upcoming ACA deadlines! We’ll review the intricacies of the ACA reporting requirements and what you must do to be in compliance!

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Product Release | 09.26.17

Product Release | 09.26.17

Flock has been on another product sprint to build out a second product release for the month of September! We are excited to bring this new functionality to our Human Resource Administrators and Trusted Broker Partners prior to the Q4 plan renewal and ACA reporting season. 

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Flock Raises $3.5 Million in Series A Funding led by The Hartford Strategic Ventures

Flock Raises $3.5 Million in Series A Funding led by The Hartford Strategic Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2017 - Flock, the all-in-one software platform to manage human resources (HR), benefits, and compliance, today announced $3.5 million in Series A financing led by The Hartford with participation from existing investors. The funding will help Flock accelerate market expansion and ongoing development of its leading edge HR and benefits administration platform.

Simplify your HR & Benefits, and say hello at: www.helloflock.com.

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What is a full time employee under ACA rules?

What is a full time employee under ACA rules?

What are the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act also known as, "pay or play"? It requires applicable large employers ("ALEs")—typically those with at least 50 full-time employees or 50 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) to offer both affordable & minimum coverage health insurance to full-time employees (and offered to dependents) or the ALE will be subject to pay a penalty tax if any full-time employee becomes certified to receive a premium subsidy for purchasing coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Product Release | 09.04.17

Product Release | 09.04.17

Flock continues to simplify your work life by building comprehensive people management solutions focused on the individual rather than process. This fall release includes many new features and enhancements that deliver a more engaging and personalized employee experience as well as position your organization for long-term success and more robust employee engagement.

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New Model Notice - Medicaid and/or CHIP Participants

New Model Notice - Medicaid and/or CHIP Participants

Employers who are providing health insurance coverage in states with premium assistance through Medicaid or CHIP programs are required to provide their employees with the employer CHIP notice annually before the start of each plan year. We have a some insight to share with you.

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I-9 Form Compliance - Flock simplifies the process

I-9 Form Compliance - Flock simplifies the process

The USCIS released another updated version of Form I-9 .  As of September 18, 2017 the new Form I-9 is required to be used for new hire confirmation of employment eligibility verification. Flock automatically updates the Form I-9 and other supported compliance/tax forms for all of our employers. Let us show you how we can make this process easier!

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Product Release | 08.07.17

Product Release | 08.07.17

Flock is excited to release our latest product updates. Updates designed to make your work flow and document handling that much easier:

• Age reduction support
• Underwriting question based rate support (tobacco vs non-tobacco)
• FSA/HSA employer contributions
• Flat employee contributions
• Benefits compensation field
• Disable beneficiary requirement
• Reporting enhancements
• Additional benefit deductions for ADP integration
• and much more...

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