Monthly Archives: February 2012

Maximizing Your Prevailing Wage Fringe Benefits (from Lockton Companies)

I generally don’t post advertising or marketing materials on The Benefit Blog. However, I think this Lockton release describing the benefits of working with a qualified broker to maximize wage fringe benefits is a great informative guideline. If your broker … Continue reading

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Compromise Still Guarantees Contraceptive Coverage (from Lockton Companies)

Seeking to curtail the political uproar over birth control and religious liberty, President Obama announced today a compromise on the requirement that non-grandfathered health insurance plans offered by religiously-affiliated institutions offer free birth control to female employees beginning (for most plans) in 2014. Continue reading

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Is your plan “Out of Compliance” with tax code? (from Lockton Companies)

Federal law requires that employers within the same “controlled group” of businesses be treated as a single employer for many employee benefit purposes, including discrimination testing. Many executives—particularly those of small, closely held employers—don’t know their employers are members of a controlled group. A distant holding company, venture capitalist, or group of individuals or trusts might own the employer, leaving the executives wholly unaware about who else nests in the corporate tree. Continue reading

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Fiduciary risk: an overview and tips for mitigation

Lockton associates Steve Kjar and Jessica Skinner were featured in the February issue of Benefits Magazine, a periodical published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.  Their article, Best Practices in Fiduciary Risk Mitigation, can be found in its … Continue reading

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