The Form 5500 is due seven months after the end of the plan year. Under ERISA, the 2019 maximum penalty for failing to file the form has increased from $2,140 to $2,194 per day. Let's take a look at the basic requirements.
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In the competition for talent, industry experts anticipate there will be a 24% increase in the number of companies offering student loan debt repayment programs as an employee benefit this year. Will your organization take advantage?
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Thirty-five percent of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and even though 98% of employers have sexual harassment policies in place, only 32% of women believe that inappropriate behavior is addressed quickly.
Ransomware cripples municipal operations, popular restaurant brands report data breach, unsecured database exposes information of millions of Americans, and more.
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Assuming a significant portion of the assets that you have accumulated are in the form of a privately held business, planning is important, and so is timing Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with guarantees. That calls for contingency planning to make sure that you or your family receive a realistic value for the equity stake you have in your business in the event of the unexpected.
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On-site clinics are a growing trend, but employers should consider the legal implications and practical considerations of sponsoring on-site clinics. This eBook discusses the risks, compliance and administrative obligations, as well as, the best practices for implementing a clinic designed to help reduce health plan costs and boost employee productivity.
Frequency and severity of large claims are on the rise as the cost of medications and treatment continues to increase. Large claims are also more likely to be ongoing and have repeated high annual costs. These factors, combined with the elimination of lifetime claim maximums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have created disruption in the normally sleepy stop-loss world.
This eBook is a great companion piece to our upcoming "Motivating the Millennials" webinar on Wednesday, April 18. Register for this complimentary webinar and join us to better understanding the mindset and motivations of the Millennial generation. This eBook will cover the leading benefit strategies for attracting and motivating this new generation of workers.
More employees are working
past age 65 instead of retiring, and many employers are wondering: Does the employee’s Medicare
eligibility affect the employer’s benefit programs? This eBook addresses the most
common questions we receive regarding issues such as eligibility, entitlement, health plan design and enrollment, employee education, and more.
Telemedicine provides medical care “on demand” by
phone, smartphone, tablet or PC, as well as remote
evaluations and monitoring. Employers are adopting telemedicine initiatives in record numbers for the potential cost-savings, improved employee productivity, increased access to healthcare and enhanced employee relations. Your decisions about the design of your telemedicine program will have practical and legal compliance implications. This eBook will help you evaluate your options.
In this publication, we will discuss the scope of the fiduciary rule as well as the individuals and relationships affected. We'll cover the specific impact on plan sponsors of retirement plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security
Act’s (ERISA). The number of ERISA fiduciaries will increase largely because the definition of fiduciary “advice” has changed. We will also discuss the future of the rule, from politics to the potential uptick of litigation.
In this publication, we will first discuss the best practices for protecting your manufacturing plant and contents. Next, we will address the importance of protecting your income stream and paying for the extra expenses that accompany a property loss. Finally, we will address some of the less obvious property exposures that can damage your business.
Offering fringe benefits that are valuable to employees can improve job satisfaction, employee retention and recruiting. Fringe benefits can be both taxable and nontaxable. To avoid tax liability, inaccurate payroll records and peeved employees, it is vital employers know the differences between taxable and nontaxable fringe benefits as well as the compliance requirements for nontaxable fringe benefits. This eBook on nontaxable fringe benefits will discuss options offered outside of an employer's cafeteria plan, employee business expenses as well as reimbursable expenses (incurred by employees) and health and wellness benefits.
Updated - November 23, 2015: As employers look for more creative ways to reduce the cost of health coverage, deliver diverse options to employees and encourage employees to take a more active role in evaluating the cost of healthcare services, consumer-driven plan designs such as high deductible health plans with health savings accounts (HDHP-HAS) coverage will continue to trend upward. However, it is important for employers to understand the rules and restrictions governing these plan designs. This eBook will assist employers in ensuring they are administering their health savings accounts and other benefit plans in accordance with legal requirements.
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