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“What is the Difference between an FSA and HSA?”

"As the industry shifts towards consumer-driven health care, great misunderstandings are revealed about the difference between an FSA and HSA.”

Retirement

Life Lessons: When Should I Plan for Retirement?

Retirement should be something we all look forward to. A chance to spend extra time with grandkids, playing golf, or traveling. Planning for Retirement is essential to ensure all future plans are well-funded.

Updates

NBS Successfully Completes Its 2017 SOC 1 and SOC 2 Audits

Successful completion of our SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of operational performance and data security.

Health and Welfare

$6,900 HSA Contribution Limit Remains in Effect for 2018

Due to “unanticipated administrative and financial burdens,” the IRS has restored the HSA Family Contribution Limit to $6,900.

Retirement

Universal Availability-What you need to know.

The IRS requires Universal Availability notices for all employees notifying them of their right to make elective deferrals.

Fiduciary

Retirement Plan Fiduciary Primer

Some employers may not fully understand the roles and responsibilities of plan fiduciaries. This article covers questions including: Who is a fiduciary? What are the responsibilities of a plan fiduciary? Why would an employer outsource fiduciary responsibilities?

Health and Welfare

Utilizing the Gains from Our FSA Plan

Gains have IRS implications. Learn the ins and outs of how to get the most from the gains of your FSA Plan.

Retirement

How do IRC loan rules apply to 403(b) and 457(b) plans?

There are important rules and regulations you should be aware of if you are looking to take a loan from your retirement plan.

Health and Welfare

Newly Passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Eliminates Employers’ Commuter Benefits Deductions

The revision eliminates a major incentive for employers to offer transportation fringe benefits to their employees.

Retirement

Catch-Up Contributions and Handling Excess Contributions

In preparation for retirement, it is important to be aware of a few key facts regarding contributions. This allows you to maximize your annual limit and avoid over contributing to your 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan.