Benefits Snapshot - 9/21

Written by Allison Loehman | September 21, 2017

Wellness Plan Compliance | NAHU Vanguard Council | Retirement Savings Plans

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Wellness Plan Compliance

With just over 3 months left until the new year, it's time to start planning to revitalize your wellness program. Employers should plan to unveil new wellness initiatives in January, when employees will be most focused on new, healthy goals. Healthy snacks in the break room and on-site yoga classes can boost morale, but only if wellness plans stay compliant and obey complex tax rules. To maximize the results from your wellness program, get the most of de minimis fringe benefits.

NAHU Vanguard Council

For back to school season, we're sharing what we've learned in the benefits industry this year - like the Vanguard Council Goes to College Program. Our sales executive, Lorraine Holly spent the first half of the year as chair of NAHU's Vanguard Council, and she shared some broker community insights and her achievements with the council. NAHU's Vanguard Council nurtures and supports newer brokers and emerging industry leaders; we can't wait to see what's next.

Retirement Savings Plans

Retirement plans are taking center stage as a benefit that companies of all sizes can use to attract and retain talent. With tax reform discussions ramping up, brokers are crafting flexible strategies to respond to any possible outcome, including Rothification of retirement plans. HSAs continue to gain popularity as a means to save money for future medical expenses.

We'll be keeping an eye on how tax reform debates will affect the benefits industry; subscribe to our blog to be in the know.

Topics: For Employers