Employee Benefit Plans

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, aims to improve retirement savings by making it easier for employers to offer retirement plans to employees and offers many changes for individuals. Here are some of the highlights of the Act.
An employee benefit plan audit is a periodic and independent examination of a company’s benefit plans that are subject to ERISA. If your company currently offers or plans to offer an employee benefit plan, read this article to learn about audit requirements.
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HSAs have complex rules, but offer a flexible option for providing health care coverage and they may be an attractive benefit for your business.
The IRS has released the 2023 retirement plan limits.  Tax year 2023 will contain a significant increase in contribution limits for employees participating in a 401(k) plan.
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The IRS recently announced the HSA amounts for 2023, which have been adjusted for inflation. High inflation rates will result in next year’s amounts being increased more than they have been in recent years.
If your business doesn’t already have a retirement plan, now might be a good time to explore the benefits of a tax-favored retirement plan. Current retirement plan rules allow for significant tax-deductible contributions.
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are minimum amounts that you must withdraw from your IRA or retirement plan account each year after you reach age 72 (70 ½ if you reach 70 ½ before Jan. 1, 2020).
Establishing an employer-sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA) for your employees is a way to provide some tax-advantaged health care benefits. For eligible individuals, an HSA offers a tax-advantaged way to set aside funds (or have their employers do so) to meet future medical needs.
If you want to set up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees, but want to avoid the financial commitment and administrative burdens involved in providing a traditional pension plan, you do have options.
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