Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

Don’t Forget to Prepare Employee Flexible Spending Account Notices

As previously reported, the end of the year is a great time for employees to take advantage of any flexible spending account dollars (FSA) they may have left in their accounts. Many employers offer FSAs because they allow employees to use tax-free money to cover expenses such as medical bills, childcare and adoption assistance. Under federal […]

19 Dec 19 - Benefits - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

Plan for 2020 Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs)

Now is the time for your employees to start planning on taking full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2020. Employees may contribute up to $2,750 during the 2020 plan year, which is a $50 increase over 2019. Employees who want to contribute to an FSA must make that choice for […]

20 Nov 19 - Benefits - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

The IRS raised 401(k) contribution limits for 2020.

401(k) Contribution Limits Increase for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance on cost-of-living adjustments affecting contributions to 401(k) plans and other retirement-related items for 2020 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds, triggering their adjustment. However, one key limit remains unchanged. The elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in 401(k) and 403(b) plans increased […]

19 Nov 19 - Benefits - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace […]

18 Oct 19 - Benefits, Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies

For most employers, open enrollment season is an uncertain and difficult time, when the challenge of finding the best benefits and health care coverage for their employees seems daunting and expensive. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employee benefits expert Vinny Catalano to […]

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