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Why You Should Avoid One-Size-Fits-All Employee Benefits

Why You Should Avoid One-Size-Fits-All Employee Benefits

As a business owner, you likely have employees from all walks (and ages) of life. Some may be recent college or high school graduates, others may be starting families, and a few may look forward to retirement. Many employers make a mistake by selecting benefit plans...
Refining Your Compensation Plan Can Help You Retain Top Talent

Refining Your Compensation Plan Can Help You Retain Top Talent

In today’s American workforce, job migration has become the norm. According to the Harvard Business Review, the average monthly quit rate has been rising steadily since 2009, reaching a fevered pitch during the “Great Resignation” of 2021. For many employers, the path...
How Employee Wellness Programs Work

How Employee Wellness Programs Work

Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of companies that offer employee wellness programs. Designed to help employees realize their best selves and promote a stronger workplace, these programs are created with mental, physical, and...

2021 HSA Limits

How much can I contribute to my HSA? For 2021, the maximum contribution for an eligible individual with self-only coverage is $3,600 and the maximum contribution for an eligible individual with family coverage is $7,200. Individuals who are eligible individuals on the...
A how-to guide for reference-based pricing

A how-to guide for reference-based pricing

Employers and advisers alike have been buzzing about about reference-based pricing (RBP) — a relatively new method for managing health costs set outside traditional insurance carriers. While a small number of employers have implemented RBP, it has helped some...

Will ICHRAs Become the 401(k)s of Employee Health Benefits?

Individual coverage HRAs could transform the health care market, but not right away Thanks to regulations the IRS issued in June 2019, employers will have an option other than a group health plan when offering employees health insurance coverage, starting in 2020....
Finding Employees in a Tight Labor Market

Finding Employees in a Tight Labor Market

How is it that 200 million people globally are available for hire, while 34% of companies around the world report having difficulty filling jobs? U.S. job openings jumped to a record high in January 2018, outpacing hiring, the latest indication that companies are...
HSAs functioning more as 401(k)s

HSAs functioning more as 401(k)s

Retirement plan advisers are increasingly interested in helping employer clients with their health savings accounts. But how should advisers look at these accounts? That depends on whether the employer wants to position the HSA as a transactional account or an...
Attract & Retain: How to Become an Employer of Choice with Benefits

Attract & Retain: How to Become an Employer of Choice with Benefits

When it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent, there’s no question that the battle is only intensifying. Achieving status as an “employer of choice,” where candidates are eager to work for you and your most talented workers want to stay with you, is the holy...

2019 HSA Limits Increased

The IRS has announced 2019 HSA contribution limits as part of the release of Revenue Procedure 2018-30. The limits are: HSA 2018 2019 Self-only HSA contribution limit $3,450 $3,500 Family HSA contribution limit $6,900 $7,000   In 2019, the HSA contribution limit...