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Employee Benefits Consulting

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Most business leaders understand the value of employees — they’re the human capital that drives the productivity of your organization. You probably refer to them as your number-one asset. You depend on them to provide extraordinary service and innovative ideas, the competitive edge you need.

Making certain that your employee benefits —including your 401(k) plan, executive deferred compensation, and your healthcare benefits — align with the needs of your employees and your business is a critical element of your success. This is true for both your domestic and international employee benefits. So, what else should you focus on? If you're looking for answers, we can help. We specialize in integrating people issues with business strategies.

The SECURE Act: What it means for you

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SECURE Act: Life insurance can offer new tax benefits
Passage of the SECURE Act means life insurance may offer new tax benefits for many individuals. Learn more about why — and how to use it as a planning tool.
Christopher Harper Wealth Management
Article February 18, 2020 2 min read Upcoming
The SECURE Act’s impact on 401(k) plans
Jeremy Chambers Wealth Management
Article February 4, 2020 3 min read
SECURE Act: Planning items for individuals
David Stahl Wealth Management
Article January 16, 2020 7 min read
SECURE Act included in government funding bill
Casey Veach Wealth Management
Article December 18, 2019 1 min read

Business owners considering ESOPs: Beware of "success fees"
Any company considering an employee stock ownership plan should be mindful of potential pitfalls

Employee Benefits Consulting Thought Leadership

  • The SECURE Act’s impact on 401(k) plans
    This new law makes it easier for employers to offer 401(k) plans and enables more employees to participate. Here’s what employers need to know.
    Jeremy Chambers Wealth Management Laura Taylor Jeremy Tollas Wealth Management
    Article February 4, 2020 3 min read
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  • Employee benefit plan timely deposit of employee deferrals: Actual vs. reality
    Plan sponsors and plan administrators may not realize their employee deferrals can be deemed late by the department of labor even though they are remitting within 15 business days after the end of the month in which the amounts were withheld. Rules are complicated and depend on the specific type of plan. The lapse can cost you in time, taxes, and penalties.
    Nathan Lewis Laura Taylor Andrew Bogott
    Article January 29, 2020 2 min read
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  • Health and financial wellness programs: The game has changed
    Does your organization have health or financial wellness programs? Are they effective? Wellness programs aren’t new, but the purpose for providing them is changing. We discuss how to simplify and tailor your program to best fit your needs.
    Dori Drayton Wealth Management Brett Reardon Wealth Management Scott McLellan Jonathon Trionfi
    Webinar Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m. EST 1 min read
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  • 2020 retirement plan limitations summary
    Want to view the 2020 limits for qualified retirement plan benefits and contributions at a glance? Here’s our two-minute overview.
    Laura Taylor Michael Krucker Theresa McDowell
    Article November 8, 2019 2 min read
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Our Team

We can help you design qualified retirement plans as well as retention and incentive plans so that you can retain the employees you rely on for success. When you need a consultant who understands employee benefits and how they fit within a business strategy, you can depend on us.

We have experience helping organizations in a wide range of industries, including not-for profits, governments, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and banks.

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SOC 1 audit for government pension plan
MERS of Michigan proactively completes a SOC 1 Type 2 audit of their defined benefit pension plan system.
Case Study September 22, 2016 2 min read

How can we help your business?

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