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Spousal Incentive HRAs aren't new. But they're getting new exposure as a means of helping employers control health care costs, increasing employee recruiting and retention, and aiding employees when they have choices between two group health plans to elect a spouse's coverage over the employer's.

Posted on June 12, 2024 By Kushner & Company
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In a CNBC article, Kushner & Company President Gary Kushner is quoted on the issue of coverage of newer weight-loss prescription drugs in small to mid-sized employers' group health plans.

Posted on May 31, 2024 By Kushner & Company
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Administration, 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
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Health and Welfare Team, 
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Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
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Given all the recent news about student loans and the impact on both individual lives and the economy as a whole, we thought it was time to review what an employer can do to assist those either currently in post-secondary or technical schools as well as those who have graduated and now have loans.

Posted on April 15, 2024 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
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Blog, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
Educational Assistance, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Learning and Development, 
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Almost every organization that sponsors employee benefit plans must file IRS Form 5500. Of course, there are different rules and requirements for 5500s based on the type of plan being reported. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few of the common questions that we receive about 5500s.

Posted on February 1, 2024 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
Administration, 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Cash Balance, 
Combo Plans, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
HR Compliance, 
IRS Form 5500 Services (BDA), 
IRS Form 5500 Services (RPS), 
Money Purchase, 
Profit Sharing, 
Qualified Small Employer HRA (QSEHRA), 
Retirement Plans, 
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As a time-tested HSA company, Kushner & Company knows that managing a Health Savings Account (HSA) for your employees requires an experienced TPA utilizing modern technology tools for both you and your participants. Here are eleven important questions to ask of your current or prospective TPA.

Posted on November 21, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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The IRS has now released all of the 2024 benefit limits. These include both the cafeteria and health plan limits as well as all of the qualified retirement plan limits.

Earlier this year, they also released the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA) limits.

Posted on November 9, 2023 By Kushner & Company
Categories: 
401(k), 
Administration, 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Cash Balance, 
Combo Plans, 
Commuter Benefits, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
HR Compliance, 
Money Purchase, 
Profit Sharing, 
Qualified Small Employer HRA (QSEHRA), 
Retirement Plans, 
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401(k)’s and other retirement plans are extremely technical, But by working with a highly skilled Third Party Administrator (TPA), employers can be supported in these tasks, assured their plan is running smoothly, and in compliance with ERISA and IRS regulations.

Posted on October 5, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
Administration, 
All Articles, 
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, 
Summary Plan Descriptions, 
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Medicare requires all employers that offer prescription drug benefits to provide an annual notice to all Medicare-eligible plan participants and qualified beneficiaries before October 15th of each year. Here's all you need to know about that filing.

Posted on September 15, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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Benefits, 
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ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
HR Compliance, 
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The Affordable Care Act set affordability limits on group health plans. It also set significant penalties for failure to offer affordable plans. Potentially there's a huge increase coming in 2024 for employers' share of the costs.

Posted on August 29, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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Benefits, 
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ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
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The COVID-19 Outbreak Period has had numerous impacts upon benefit plans, extending timelines with which plans had to perform certain activities.

President Biden declared the end of the National Emergency effective May 11, 2023. Employers must plan now for the end of the Outbreak Period.

Posted on February 1, 2023 By Kushner & Company
Categories: 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
COBRA, 
COVID-19, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
HR Compliance, 
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It must be the holiday season. The IRS recently finalized new regulations providing that ALEs must furnish the Forms 1095-C to employees no later than 30 days after January 31st of each year. In the past, forms were due by January 31st unless an employer asked for an extension. It's now automatic.

Posted on December 15, 2022 By Kushner & Company
Categories: 
Administration, 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
COBRA, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
HR Compliance, 
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The IRS has now released all of the 2023 benefit limits on October 21, 2022. Earlier this year, they also released the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA) limits.

Posted on October 21, 2022 By Kushner & Company
Categories: 
401(k), 
Administration, 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Commuter Benefits, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
Profit Sharing, 
Qualified Small Employer HRA (QSEHRA), 
Retirement Plans, 
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