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Health insurance button on keyboard None of these changes are mandatory, and it’s up to an employer to decide whether they will offer any or all of the increased flexibility options to employees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When employees made their annual health plan enrollment decisions last fall, no one was expecting the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many consumers are rethinking the choices they made (or finally giving the elections the proper amount of attention employers have been urging for years). And in light of the current situation, the IRS is giving employers and employees a one-time do-over.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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