Entries by Kari Mortenson

Stay Safe for the Holidays

The Holiday season is now in full swing and with all the joy and splendor of the season, it’s important to remember that amongst the parties, decorating, and traveling, it’s essential to follow some basic safety measures to ensure everyone stays safe while having fun throughout the season.

Financial Wellness Tips

An important component of overall wellness that is often overlooked is financial wellness. Financial wellness can be difficult to achieve for a variety of reasons, whether that be low income, high standard of living, debt, lack of financial knowledge, confusion, etc. What can you do to take control of your finances?

OSHA: Winter Weather Hazards for Workers

Winter presents a unique set of hazards for everyone who ventures out into the cold, but especially for workers who spend time on the roads and in the elements. Understanding potential hazards, as well as precautions that employers and employees should take can help keep workers safe despite the elements. 

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2020

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This dollar limit is indexed for cost-of-living adjustments and may be increased each year. The health FSA dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions is $2,750 for taxable years beginning in 2020. 

ACA Compliance Bulletin: New SBC Template will be Required for 2021

On Nov. 8, 2019, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an updated template and related materials for the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). These materials are required to be used for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2021. This means that the updated template must be used for the 2021 plan year’s open enrollment period.