HR Outsourcing

Gary Kushner, President and CEO of Kushner & Company was interviewed by Workforce Management magazine during the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago about the most often missed items in employers' compliance with the ACA.

Posted on July 2, 2018 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
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Accountability, 
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Blog, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
HR Compliance, 
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Total Rewards

In May, 2017, the IRS released the 2018 HSA contributions limits in Rev Proc 2017-37, amongst other HSA-related indexed numbers, stating that the maximum contribution for those in family HDHP coverage would be $6,900.

Posted on April 26, 2018 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
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Benefits, 
Blog, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
Summary Plan Descriptions, 
Team Rewards

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, created a new business credit for employers that offer paid family and medical leave and which are subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).

Posted on April 16, 2018 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
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Benefits, 
Blog, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
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HR Outsourcing, 
Team Rewards, 
Work / Life Balance

The current Administration has indicated that the number of Form I-9 employment verification audits will significantly increase in 2018. What does this mean for you?

Posted on January 22, 2018 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
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Accountability, 
Blog, 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
Talent Aquisition Strategies, 
Talent Management

When small employers make operational errors in their 401(k) or other retirement plans, and before the IRS or DOL provide a notice of an audit, the employer has the ability to self-correct under two different IRS programs.

Posted on January 9, 2018 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
Categories: 
401(k), 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Cash Balance, 
Combo Plans, 
Compensation, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
IRS Form 5500 Services (RPS), 
Plan Document Services (RPS), 
Profit Sharing, 
Retirement Plans, 
Team Rewards

Under the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, employer-provided transportation benefits are somewhat pared back beginning in 2018.

Posted on January 3, 2018 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
Categories: 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Commuter Benefits, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
Team Rewards

Kushner & Company President and CEO Gary Kushner was recently highlighted in SHRM's video series HR Storytellers.

Posted on October 31, 2017 By Kushner & Company, Consulting Services
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Benefits, 
Blog, 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
HR Policies and Procedures, 
Talent Aquisition Strategies, 
Talent Management, 
Team Development, 
Team Management, 
Team Performance, 
Team Rewards

With IRS Notice 2017-64, we now have the applicable retirement and health and welfare benefit limits for 2018. Many (but not all) have increased from 2017. Earlier this year, the IRS announced the 2018 Health Savings Account (HSA) limits and plan designs.

Posted on October 23, 2017 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
Categories: 
401(k), 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Combo Plans, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
Retirement Plans, 
Team Rewards

The Internal Revenue Service has released Rev Proc 2017-36 to implement index adjustments in 2018 for certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) contribution percentages used for purposes of determining affordability under the employer shared responsibility mandate.

Posted on September 5, 2017 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
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Benefits, 
Blog, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
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It’s always a good idea to keep your retirement plan as clean as possible by maintaining good employee records. In the event you do lose track of a plan participant, below are some suggested ways to locate former employees.

Posted on April 12, 2017 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO
Categories: 
401(k), 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Cash Balance, 
Combo Plans, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
IRS Form 5500 Services (RPS), 
Money Purchase, 
Nonqualified Plans (Executive Compensation), 
Plan Document Services (RPS), 
Profit Sharing, 
Retirement Plans, 
Team Rewards