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The presence of an investment certification can change the entire audit plan. Be sure to get your certification and make sure it is valid before your audit begins. The most important thing to consider when preparing for your benefits plan audit is determining which type of audit to choose. There are two types of checks …

In one of the first efforts to measure the impact of recent overdraft fee reforms, new analysis finds changes underway at just five banks could save consumers more than $2 billion a year. The Pew Charitable Trusts reviewed announcements from Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, Truist Financial and Regions Financial last month to …

VBA will participate in the new digital platform and WEBSURANCE Trust of HBS PITTSBURGH – December 14, 2021 – (Newswire.com) Vision Benefits of America, Inc. (VBA), a commercial employee benefits organization, today announced its participation in WEBSURANCE, a fully insured health and wellness benefits trust. “The WEBSURANCE platform offers unmatched quote, case submission and plan …

WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania., December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (HBS) and Howell Benefit Technologies LLC (dba RATECentric) launched WEBSURANCE, a fully insured health and wellness benefits trust featuring top group insurance companies for carriers, producers and employers. In collaboration with the Trust, a digital paperless WEBSURANCE platform was also launched, allowing …

FORT WORTH, Texas, 20 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Financial Benefit Services (FBS), an independent employee benefits company in Richardson, Texas, specializing in the public school market, has joined Higginbotham, an independent insurance and financial services company with offices in 10 states and ranked among the largest brokers in the United States Higginbotham is …

NEW HYDE PARK, NY – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Northwell Direct announced today that it has been selected by Northwell Health to provide the 2022 health system health care delivery network for approximately 75,000 employees and dependents.1 Northwell Direct is a for-profit entity that provides direct to employer solutions for all types of businesses. This is …

“With some well-known algorithms, it’s not difficult to stratify a population based on risk and get providers to spend more time with patients at higher risk,” says Dr. Stan Schwartz. (Photo: Shutterstock) Providing quality care at an affordable cost is the goal of everyone in the health system. Achieving this elusive goal, however, is a …

Could the rising tide of debt slow to a trickle? If so, the American consumer will likely face tougher times ahead, if the credit tap tightens. Like reported by the Wall Street Journal Thursday, January 23, Fair Isaac Corp., which creates and maintains FICO scores, is changing the way it calculates scores for some people. …

DALLAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Generational Equity, a leading M&A advisor for private companies, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Plan Benefit Services, Inc. to the HILB group. The acquisition closed on December 8, 2020 and details were not disclosed. Plan Benefit Services, Inc. (PBS) is an employee benefits consulting, management and …

Haul trucks haul coal in 2012 to Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle mine in the Powder River Basin. The coal company is cutting health care benefits for retired miners to cut costs. Contributed The main coal company operating in Wyoming will cut a health care benefits program for retired miners, the Star-Tribune confirmed on Wednesday. …

Customers should divert all their spending to different credit cards for maximum benefits. These are uncertain times: 5 months of pandemic already and it will not go away anytime soon. Covid has eaten away at summer vacation this year; everyone was forced to reschedule the trip, except critical. While it is not safe to plan …

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard), a leading group insurance company specializing in employee benefit solutions for businesses of all sizes, launched RSL Complete®, a dental benefits plan and Integrated visuals for employers with 10 or more employees. To help families familiarize themselves with preventative and routine dental …

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS extended certain deadlines affecting employee benefit plans, including the deadline for filing Form 5500 for plan years ending September to November 2019 The new deadline, announced in Notice 2020-23, is July 15, 2020. Separately, the US Department of Labor (DOL) is extending the Employee Retirement Income Security …

“Compass’s wide range of consulting services will be a huge asset to our HR service providers.” HOPKINTON, Mass. (PRWEB) May 30, 2019 PrismHR, the Leading HR Technology Software Powering Payroll, Benefits, and HR for Small and Medium Businesses Across the United States, Today Announced Compass Consulting Group, LLC Now Offers its Plan Design Programs benefits …

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Light on health, the most efficient and compelling quote, underwrite and proposal platform for the employee benefits industry, today announced a unique integration with the global financial services provider, the Principal Financial Group® to streamline the quoting, underwriting and renewal processes for insurance plan membership and …

With declining unemployment rates, wage growth is increasing and employers have vacancies, workers now have leverage, confidence and options. For banks competing for applicants, a full package of benefits can tip the scales for a candidate considering multiple offers. Chuck coldwell A tighter job market requires an organization to market itself as an employer of …

(Rito Smith / US Air Force) Retired military personnel, their spouses, and perhaps 80 percent of the 320,000 survivors already able to collect benefits under the military survivor benefit plan, can take comfort in a recent report on the program. think tank RAND Corp. The 175-page report “An Evaluation of the Military Survivor Benefit Plan” …

DRESHER, PA., January 2, 2018 / PRNewswire / – Ascensus, a technology services provider that helps more than 7 million Americans save for the future, has acquired Dedicated Defined Benefit Services (“Dedicated DB”). The defined benefit plan design, administration and advisory firm will immediately become part of the TPA Solutions business line from Ascensus within …

MetLife has added credit monitoring services to its group legal services benefit plan as identity theft issues increase. Employers with 1,000 or more employees who use MetLaw will have access to the new credit monitoring service, which is provided by CyberScout, an identity theft service provider. The Advantage will scour the Internet and major credit …

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As concerns about identity theft continue to be a priority for employees, MetLife has added credit monitoring services to its group benefits plan for legal services, MetLaw®, which is provided by Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company. The new credit monitoring service, available to employers of 1,000 or more employees, strengthens …

Patrick Shanahan / University photography Gordon Barger, Cornell’s new Senior Director of Benefits Services and Administration. Gordon Barger, deputy director of human resources at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), was appointed senior director of benefits services and administration at Cornell in mid-December. Barger succeeded Paul Bursic, who retired from Cornell after leading Benefit Services …

Photo: Getty Images Designing a comprehensive benefits plan today can be like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. While traditional health insurance products provide the main elements, discounted benefit plans can be a cost effective way to round out the picture. The last few years have seen a steady growth of these regimes, which historically have …