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When Can I Use Short-Term Disability?

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, a time for underscoring the importance of understanding the various types of disability insurance and how they can provide financial protection against the costs and burdens of sustaining a disability. Short-term disability insurance is a type of insurance policy that offers coverage for specific life events, providing income replacement when you’re unable to work due to illness, injury, or...

What Happens if I Don’t Use My FSA Funds by the End of the Plan Year?

Given the complexities associated with the health insurance industry in the United States, more people are turning to tax-advantaged alternatives like Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Employers offer FSAs as part of a group benefits package. Unfortunately, funds in an FSA are subject to a “use-it-or-lose-it” rule, where unused funds are forfeited at the end of the plan’s term. Therefore, strategic...

10 Group Benefits with Tax Credits

With Tax Day just around the corner, many businesses are looking for ways to maximize employee tax savings and benefits. While it may be too late to enjoy these tax savings for 2023, there are still valuable opportunities to explore for future tax years. Here are 10 group benefits options that receive tax credits that your business should consider: 1. Health Insurance Offering health insurance...

When to Consider Buy/Sell Protection

Business partnerships are often built on trust and shared goals, but unforeseen events can disrupt the harmony. A buy/sell agreement is a strategic tool designed to address these uncertainties, providing a roadmap for buying or selling a business interest under specified circumstances. In this guide, we’ll define the concept and identify key triggers that activate buy/sell agreements. Understanding Buy/Sell Agreements A buy/sell agreement, also known...

What can I use HSA funds for?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have become a popular tool for managing healthcare costs while enjoying tax advantages. Understanding the scope of qualified medical expenses that can be paid for with HSA funds is crucial for maximizing the benefits of this financial tool. Let’s delve into the specifics of what you can use HSA funds for. Qualified Medical Expenses HSAs are designed to cover a wide...