June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month. This is a newsletter that United Health Care designed to be given to the man or men in your life. Men are notorious for ignoring their preventative health. This newsletter gives some information on when to get specific tests, and what tests you should be getting. Also, with the […]

60% of Parents May Opt NOT to keep Recent College Grads on their Health Plan

In a new survey from Kelton Research released Monday, roughly 60% of parents are going to opt NOT to carry their recent college graduates on their health plan. The reasons are vast – some say they want their children to get it on their own, others say it’s too expensive to keep their children on […]

Family Health Care Costs Rise Again

An independent actuarial and healthcare consulting firm Milliman Inc., is reporting that American families who obtain their health insurance through their employer are experiencing a 7.3% increase in their health insurance in 2011. This is $19,393 per family in 2011. The study is also showing that employers are paying less of the premium for their […]

Individual Retirement Accounts

One question that we often get asked is what retirement plan is available to me? Since every situation is specific to that individual I’ve attached a comparison of three different options for individuals. As always, you want to contact your CPA to determine which plan is best for your personal needs. Regular IRA vs. Roth […]

May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May is blood pressure awareness month.  Attached to this post you will find a newsletter that United Health Care put together.  This is something that you can pass out to your employees to make them more aware of the signs of High Blood Pressure.  There is also a five step overview on what you can […]

Employers W-2 Reporting Requirement

This piece of health care reform continues to change constantly.  United Health Care released some news on this just this week – “Employers will be responsible for reporting to employees the total cost of their group health benefit plan coverage on their W-2 forms under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The reporting requirements […]

Preventive Care and Employees

Preventive care is medical care that focuses on disease prevention and health maintenance.  Preventive services result in earlier detection of diseases.  Having your preventive checkups completed also may lead to earlier discovery and identification of risks that could lead to further health problems down the road.  Common examples of preventive care services are screening tests, […]

5 Tips for a Stress Free 2011

Tips for stress free 2011 With tax season over, here are some tips to live a more stress free 2011.  

1099 Repeal Bill Passes Senate

Today President Obama signed stand-alone legislation that would repeal the 1099 tax reporting requirement for businesses included in the Affordable Care Act (or the health care reform law). This reporting requirement would have required businesses to file a 1099 form with the Internal Revenue Service every time they spent more than $600 a year with […]

Small Business Tax Credit

Small Group Tax Credit With April 15th right around the corner, here’s some information about the Small Business Tax Credit that is available to employers that have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees. This tax credit is available to employers that maintained a “qualifying arrangement” under which the employer pays a certain percentage of the […]