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Short-Term Disability Coverage Vs. Long-Term Disability Coverage

Short-term disability and long-term disability are both designed to protect your income in case you are unable to work. However, there are differences in the two types of coverage. Many people elect to have both short-term disability and long-term disability insurance policies. What Is Short-Term Disability Insurance? Short-term disability (STD)

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Should I Offer My Employees Critical Illness Insurance?

Critical illness insurance is designed to compensate policyholders in a lump payment if they are diagnosed with a range of illnesses as listed in the policy. These policies can also be structured to make a series of payments based on the policyholder’s condition and ongoing medical treatments. Also known as

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HSA savings

Will My HSA Expire If I Stop Contributing To It?

A health savings account (HSA) is designed to stay with you for life, but you could lose it if you don’t use it. The following is information you may not know about your HSA, including how to keep it if you have stopped using it. What Is An HSA? HSAs

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Traditional 401(k) Vs. Roth 401(k)

The Roth 401(k) was introduced in 2006 and is becoming increasingly more common. The bigger the company, the more likely it is that employees will have the option of contributing to a Roth 401(k). Although the traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k) share some similarities, there are also major differences

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Top 7 Considerations When Choosing A Group Health Plan To Offer

Employee benefits are a key factor in recruiting and retaining top talent. Group health insurance is an important part of your employee benefits package that helps your company compete in the marketplace. If you are shopping for a group health plan, the following rank among the top factors to consider.

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What Happens If I Stop Adding To My 401(k)?

Contributions to a 401(k) can stop for a variety of reasons. You may have been laid off or fired or left your job voluntarily. You could also choose to stop your 401(k) contributions while still employed with the company, with no penalty for doing so. What happens to your 401(k)

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How HRAs Offset Premiums & Deductibles For Group Plans

A health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) can offset premiums and deductibles in a group health insurance plan. These savings are realized when a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) is combined with a Deductible-Gap HRA. Employers can benefit by saving money and reducing overhead with a high deductible, while the effect on employees

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What All Can You Use An HSA For?

Health savings accounts (HSAs) have become extremely popular in the past decade. According to key findings of a Devenir Research study, HSA accounts exceeded 25 million in a recent year, holding $53.8 billion in assets. HSAs are popular with employees enrolled in Qualified High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) because they

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