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Cyber Risk – How is Your Score?

Educating your staff to not open phishing emails is critical to securing you network’s data, as well as, ensuring your network is maintained properly to prevent breaches.  Since the risk of a data breach is … Continue reading

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The IRS Announces Inflation-Adjusted Limits for HSAs and HDHPs.

The adjusted contribution limits for HSAs take effect as of 1/1/2019.  New HSA contribution limits are $3500 single/$7000 family. The adjusted  DHP cost-sharing limits (minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket) take effect for the plan year … Continue reading

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Reset Your Router VPNFilter Malware

The FBI is encouraging consumers to reset their routers to prevent the VPNFilter malware attack.  The attack could collect information, block network traffic, and stop your router from working. Consider the below steps to protect … Continue reading

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HSA / HDHP 2019 Limits

On May 10, 2018 the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 providing updated limits for HSA contributions and HDHP cost-sharing in 2019.  Please contact us for more details. 2019 Maximum HSA individual Contribution $3,500 2019 Maximum Family … Continue reading

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Shop for Medical Procedures

As healthcare costs continue to rise,  plan participants should consider taking charge of the costs related to their health procedures.  Shop the procedure with other medical providers to compare costs, don’t be afraid to negotiate … Continue reading

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Scientist Use Smartphone to Detect Food Poisoning

Scientists at University of Massachusetts Amherst found way to detect bacteria by attaching a device to smartphone, however advancement isn’t quite far enough yet to determine if the bacteria is good or bad. Check the … Continue reading

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1095 B & C Forms – What to Know

In early 2018, many employees will receive two important tax forms. In general, you will receive a Form 1095-B if you were enrolled in your employer’s health plan in 2017. You will receive Form 1095-C … Continue reading

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1095-B & 1095-C Deadline to Individuals Extended

The IRS recently issued Notice 2016-70, which extended the 2016 deadline for furnishing statements to individuals under Sections 6055 and 6056. The notice also extended good-faith relief from penalties for 2016 reporting. However, this extension … Continue reading

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It’s that Time of Year – Open Enrollment

Fall often becomes a busy time for the employee benefits departments.  Plan reviews and benefits open enrollment.  We have a thorough checklist to ensure you process your open enrollments properly and adhere to ACA mandates.  … Continue reading

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The Value of Employee Benefits Liability (EBL)

EBL protects you from various mistakes in administering your employee benefits programs.  A common mistake includes failure of your HR staff to properly enroll an employee in your health plan.   See this article addressing what this … Continue reading

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