Category Archives: Employee Benefits

Do You Know the Difference Between an HSA and an FSA?

The key is to figure out which one is going to work better for you. Continue reading

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Can Your 401(k) Be Part of Your Emergency Fund?

I often talk to people who have several hundred thousand dollars in a 401(k) that they can borrow from but just a few thousand dollars in their savings account. Would it make sense for them to suspend their 401(k) contributions in order to accumulate more savings outside their retirement plan? Not necessarily. Continue reading

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Lessons from an Action Packed Baby Shower

Employees need to be aware of employee benefits that come with a new baby. Continue reading

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Lessons from a Final Farewell

Employees need to make sure they have the right insurance protection before they need it. Continue reading

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Help Your Vets this Remembrance Day

Tweet This week is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which is recognized nationally every December 7th as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and established by Congress in 1994 (but it is not a federal holiday).  There … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Health and Wealth Planning

Tweet An interesting topic I heard repeatedly at this month’s ISCEBS Symposium in San Francisco had to do with the concern of future health care costs becoming a critical variable in the retirement income equation.  Several of the major plan … Continue reading

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Going for the Gold Can Be Taxing

Tweet As the Olympics come to an end, I’m proud of how many medals our American team is coming home with, but not quite as thrilled with the tax bill they’ll face for winning.  It’s not the value of the … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Open Enrollment?

Tweet The temperature isn’t the only thing rising this summer – our group health insurance is going up over 14%.  So, as part of my role on our benefits committee, I reviewed several different health carriers to see if there … Continue reading

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What Are the Hot Topics at This Year’s ISCEBS Symposium?

Tweet The 31st Annual Employee Benefits Symposium, hosted by the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS), will be taking place in 2 weeks in San Francisco.  For 2 ½ days, you can immerse yourself in technical and strategic … Continue reading

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Could Your Employees be Facing a Hazard From Mother Nature?

Tweet Last week’s east coast storms came as a shocking surprise to many of us living near the Chesapeake Bay.  High winds toppled trees like dominoes, lightning zapped out the power, and a tidal surge flooded the marinas.  Mother Nature … Continue reading

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