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What You Need To Know About Form 5500

By Gibson on Jul 16, 2018 6:30:00 AM

What Is Form 5500? 

Also known as the Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, Form 5500 is a filing required annually by the Department of Labor (DOL) & Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Form 5500 reports and discloses information on benefit plans to ensure:

  • The operation and management of these plans comply with certain Titles outlined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
  • Sufficient information is provided to regulators to effectively safeguard the rights and benefits of participants and beneficiaries.
Topics: Employee Benefits Employee Benefits Practice
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Final Rule On Association Health Plans

By Gibson on Jul 9, 2018 6:30:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) announced their final regulations modifying the Association Health Plan (AHP) rules to expand availability to more employers and to make them more affordable by eliminating certain coverage requirements applicable to qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Topics: Employee Benefits
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7 Timely Tips For Summer Travel

By Gibson on Jun 20, 2018 6:30:00 AM

It’s no secret that most people enjoy getting away for a week or two in the summer to enjoy the sunshine and quality family time. Studies have shown that taking occasional vacations has many work and health benefits, including lowering stresslevels, avoiding burnout, and increased work quality and creativity. However, before you get over-excited and hit the open road, here are some quick tips to make sure you are prepared for the unexpected.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management
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IRS Modification To HSA 2018 Contribution Limits

By Gibson on Apr 30, 2018 6:30:00 AM

On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced yet another modification to the annual limitation on deductions for contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSA).

Topics: Employee Benefits Employee Benefits Practice
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M&A Employee Benefits Strategies

By Brian Bellware on Apr 25, 2018 6:30:00 AM

In this thriving economy, savvy leaders are preparing themselves to capitalize on Merger and Acquisition (M&A) opportunities to supplement organic growth. According to a recent study from Deloitte, “Corporations and private equity firms foresee an acceleration of M&A activity in 2018—both in the number of deals and the size of those transactions.”

Topics: Employee Benefits Employee Benefits Practice M&A

Ask The Advisor: Defining a Compelling Employee Benefits Strategy

By Gibson on Mar 14, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Brian Bellware, Employee Benefits Consultant at Gibson, discusses defining a compelling employee benefits strategy - creating a clear ‘what are we doing, and why are we doing it’ is crucial. To hear what Brian has to say, check out the video below:

Topics: Employee Benefits Employee Benefits Practice Ask The Advisor Video Library
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Benefits Of An HSA

By Gibson on Feb 28, 2018 6:30:00 AM

According to Willis Towers Watson, nearly half of the employees enrolled in a qualified high deductible health plan (HDHP) in 2017, did not contribute their own money to a Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). It is important to educate employees and help them understand what an HSA is and the benefits of setting aside pretax money for qualified medical expenses.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Care Reform
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Employee Benefits Outlook: What Will 2018 Bring For Health Care?

By Gibson on Feb 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Gibson’s Wes Mantooth, Principal and Consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice, shares his insight on what 2018 may bring for the world of health care.

Topics: Employee Benefits

Ask The Advisor: Workplace Wellbeing

By Gibson on Jan 17, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Patrick Harpenau, Employee Benefits Consultant at Gibson, discusses workplace wellbeing - how whole person health and overall wellbeing are critical to employee health and engagement. To hear what Patrick has to say, check out the video below:

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Health Illiteracy: The Problem You Didn't Know You Had

By Gibson on Jan 10, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Navigating the health care system can be a tricky and windy road. Not knowing and understanding basic health information can cost people money and affect their wellbeing.  

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management