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Student Loan Repayment Assistance Taking Center Stage

On Monday, June 24, 2019, Sen. Bernie Sanders—an independent senator from Vermont and 2020 Democratic presidential contender—proposed a plan that would cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans. Sanders’ proposed plan would be funded with a tax on Wall Street transactions, resulting in a fund of about $2.2 trillion over 10 […]

BENEFIT UPDATE: HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2020

On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020. These limits include: The maximum HSA contribution limit; The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs. […]

The Impact of “Trend” and Understanding Your Renewal Rates

The benefits industry continues to evolve. Employers are challenged with absorbing insurance premium increases and other impacts to their bottom lines. In addition, complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and IRS guidelines brings added uncertainty and financial burden. However, employers can take solace in the fact that the market […]

Benefits and Taxes: Advantages for Employers and Employees

Employee benefits can be complex to administer, particularly in terms of taxation. It is important to understand the tax implications for both the employer and employee. This article will explain the general considerations related to the taxation of employee benefits. Employer Tax Implications Employers can usually deduct amounts that they […]

Benefits A-Z: Self-Funding Insurance Plans

In today’s business climate, managers need benefits solutions as resourceful and cutting-edge as the organizations they run. For many employers, pre-packaged full insurance health plans do not provide the greatest value to their organizations. Employers of all sizes are looking to mold their plans around the requirements of their businesses. […]