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    Mini-COBRA Timeframe Extension Information

    The recent Department of Labor (DOL) regulation requiring COBRA timeframe extensions DOES NOT apply to mini-COBRA groups. COBRA regulations state that an employer qualifies as mini-COBRA if they employ fewer than 20 employees on at least 50 percent of the employer’s “typical business days” in the prior year.… Read More

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  • Retirement News

    Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act

    On December 20th, 2019, the Secure Act was signed into Law, a bill to help employers implement retirement plans for their employees. Please find below some of the many changes, affecting qualified retirement plans, brought about with this bill:• Increase of tax credit limit for small employer pension plan start-up costs: Existing tax credit of $500 for a plan’s start-up costs has been increased to as much as $5,000 per year for the first three years, encouraging small employers to adopt plans.… Read More

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  • Regulatory News

    Option to increase FSA carryover in 2020 to $550

    Earlier this year, the IRS released Notice 2020-33 which allows for greater flexibility for unused funds in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the 2020 plan year. Employers have the option to increase their annual FSA carryover from $500 to $550 for the end of the 2020 plan year.… Read More

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