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7 Biggest Myths for Planning Retirement

Is your retirement planning on track? Saving for retirement should be a big priority particularly with the challenges we are facing today with an increase in life expectancies & rising health care costs, and possible Social Security & Medicare reductions. Studies have shown that, for the most part, retirement planning has generally improved since 2011. Read More

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Tips for Promoting Defined Contribution Plans

As an employer, one of the best benefits you can provide your employees is a retirement plan. Life expectancy has increased, and proper retirement planning has become critical to provide supplemental income during those golden years. However, according to the 2013 Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey only 57% of all workers say they Read More

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Why Small Businesses Should Seriously Consider Giving Employees A Way To Save For Their Future.

Having a 401(k) plan can serve as a very valuable tool for any business because it can help attract and retain talented employees. According to Forbes, ninety-nine percent of businesses with over 500 employees provide retirement benefits for employees. So why is it that only 24 percent of businesses with less than 50 employees are actually Read More

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Things You Should Know About FMLA Reinstatement

Chubbworks recently published, “Deciphering The FMLA And Job Reinstatement – What Employers Need To Know” featuring violations found by the US Department of Labor regarding an employer’s out-of-date leave policy. In addition to an overview of the case, Chubbworks outlined ways to help you stay compliant with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including Read More

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Three Questions to Always Ask Before Classifying Independent Contractors

Leveraging independent contractors may seem like a perfect way to avoid many challenges of being an employer. However, they can also open the door to costly liabilities, penalties, and fines if not classified correctly. The Obama administration has increased efforts to find and correct worker mis-classification, so there is now additional funding for the Department Read More

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FSA Debit Card PIN’s Available Now!

Starting April 1, 2013 the Durbin Amendment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires that consumers have two methods of accessing their accounts when using a debit card.  As a result, PIN capability is being added to the Sheakley FSA Debit Card. Participants will now have the option to pay with Read More

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Create a leaner, meaner 401(k)

Retirement accounts of $5,000 or less can be costly for plans and fiduciaries if participants do not take distributions when leaving your company. Trim down the fat; distribute small balance retirement accounts to create a leaner, meaner 401(k). Mandatory distributions can reduce both your cost and your risk. Click here to read more on how to save Read More

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Sheakley Announces Important New Free Resource For Employers and Employees

Christmas is a time when families get together.  Many adult children often return home for the holidays after being away for  sometimes many months, only to find there’s been a decline in mom or dads’ mental and/or physical health which usually requires care. What Are the Signs That Your Loved One May Need Supportive Senior or Read More