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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 between the two. What Is A Roth 401(k)? A Roth 401(k) is a type of...

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. Number Of Employees To be eligible for group health insurance, you must have between one...

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) after you stop adding to it may be largely up to you, depending on the...

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 is offset by the HRA. What Is An HRA? An HRA is an employer-funded account...

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 allow them to pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for themselves and their families with tax-free...