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Compliance Overview: Key HSA Features - 2019 Compliance

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a type of medical savings account that has become popular due to the tax-advantages it provides for those enrolled in a High Deductible Health … Continued

Benefits Brief: 2019 Health Plan Compliance Calendar

The attached Benefits Bulletin details important deadlines for upcoming 2019 deliverables.  This document outlines various important benefits compliance dates beginning January 31, 2019 when employers that filed 250 or more … Continued

ACA Complianace Bulletin: Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased the dollar limit on employee contributions to health Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs). Beginning in 2019 the FSA contribution limit is $2,700. Employers should … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Final Regulations Expand Exemptions from the Contraceptive Mandate

The Department of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury recently finalized two rules expanding exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. These rules apply … Continued

Cowden Associates, Inc. Hires Top Talent for Health and Benefits, Retirement/Actuarial and Compensation Practices

PITTSBURGH, December 10, 2018 — Pittsburgh-based Cowden Associates, Inc. (Cowden), the leading independent actuarial, compensation, and employee benefits consulting firm in the tri-state region, has hired Erin L. Gallagher, senior analyst … Continued

IRS 2019 Annual Benefit Plan Limits

See the chart of the IRS 2019 Annual Benefit Plan Limits here.

One Size Does Not Fit All - Smart Business Magazine Article by Elliot Dinkin

In this economy — with the current and future workforce — it’s vital to offer a total compensation plan of base compensation, incentives, benefits, time off, ancillary, etc.Just like you … Continued

Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans Committed to Continued Work

The deadline for the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans (JSC) to vote on and propose new legislation that attempts to solve the multiemployer pension crisis has … Continued

Preliminary Proposal from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

Tomorrow, November 30, 2018, is the deadline for the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans (JSC) to vote on and propose new legislation that attempts to solve … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the final forms and instructions for 2018 reporting under Revenue code Sections 6055 and 6056. Links to the forms and related instructions can … Continued

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