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2018 Health & Welfare Plan Reporting and Disclosure Obligations

If you offer employer-sponsored health and welfare plans - such as life, disability, medical and dental – you will want to review the required reporting and disclosure obligations.  This checklist offers a great overview.

Financial Literacy in the Workplace

Understanding and successfully managing your financial affairs is an important component in the life of most any working adult.  Discover the many benefits of introducing financial education programs into the workplace and see why so many employers are taking the first step to provide their employees with the financial literacy skills they need.  

Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Funded Health Plans

With the increased interest in self-funded health plans, it’s good to know the advantages and disadvantages.  Learn more with this short video.

 

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Telehealth and telemedicine technologies are designed to combat rising healthcare costs, improve the quality of care, and much more.  Learn the differences between these two programs and how they will be impacting the future of healthcare.

BFG Benefit Bits: What Are Health Insurance Exchanges?

Selecting a health care plan is a big decision.  Learn the role Health Insurance Exchanges play and discover the differences in between public and private models.

Fiduciary Responsibilities: What You Need to Know

ERISA includes standards of conduct for those who manage employee benefit plans and their assets, who are called “fiduciaries”. This Compliance Overview includes a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help employers understand the basic fiduciary responsibilities applicable to group health plans under ERISA.

2018 Health Savings Account (HSA) Information

Health Savings Accounts are tax-advantaged medical savings accounts that offer an alternative way for consumers to pay for their qualified health care expenses.  Discover the key features of this year's Health Savings Accounts.

2018 HSA Key Features

 

BFG Benefits Brief and HR Newsletter - February, 2018

IRS Releases New Income Tax Withholding Tables

woman doing taxesThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released IRS Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding.

2018 Health Care Reform To-Do Lists

The Health Care Reform To-Do Checklists you will find below include  valuable information on 2018 Benefits Requirements.  You'll find a list of what needs to be completed, action steps for employers, as well as special tips and deadlines for each step.  Select the To-Do List that applies to your company's size and offerings.

The Importance of Healthcare Planning

Healthcare expenses are the #1 cause for personal bankruptcy in America. This video stresses why it's important to plan now for the high cost of healthcare in retirement.