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2017 Health FSA Limit Increases to $2600

On October 25, the Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2017 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Revenue... Read More

IPS Advisors Announces Manager Promotions

IPS Advisors Announces Manager Promotions

IPS Advisors recently announced two team promotions within the firm’s Corporate Benefits Consulting practice area. Stacey Farrell is now Manager of Private Sector Marketing Operations. Stacey... Read More

Transitional Reinsurance Due November 15

Under the Affordable Care Act, group health plans must pay an annual fee to fund the Transitional Reinsurance Program ("Program"), designed to help stabilize premiums in the individual health... Read More

IRS Finalizes Regulations for Same-Sex Marriages

On September 2, 2016 the IRS issued final regulations reflecting the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and prior IRS guidance in Revenue Ruling 2013-17. The new regulations finalize... Read More

Your IRA: Beneficiary Strategies and Key Considerations

Your IRA: Beneficiary Strategies and Key Considerations

One of the key components of the Employee Retirement Income Act of 1974, Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, were created as a means to help individuals save for retirement in a tax advantaged... Read More

5 Tips to Prepare Your Business for a Natural Disaster

5 Tips to Prepare Your Business for a Natural Disaster

Natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes can happen suddenly at any time. The loss of essential records, files, and other materials during a disaster is commonplace and cannot only add to your... Read More

IPS Advisors August Retirement Report

Money Market Fund Reform: New Rules Fast Approaching     October 16, 2016, is just around the corner, when new Money Market... Read More

Top Ten Audit Issues for Retirement Plans

Top Ten Audit Issues for Retirement Plans

Following is a short list of common issues plan sponsors often face when undergoing an audit from the DOL or IRS. The good news is these issues can typically be avoided with the proper plan design and... Read More

“Post It or Pay” – Increased Penalty for Violating EEOC Posting Requirements

“Post It or Pay” – Increased Penalty for Violating EEOC Posting Requirements

Effective July 5, 2016, the maximum penalty for employers violating the notice-posting requirements under certain nondiscrimination laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission... Read More

IPS Advisors July Retirement Report

Q2'16 Market Review: Brexit Takes Center Stage   U.S. equity finished positive for the quarter, after another bout of market volatility... Read More