Benefits Newsletter: October 2023
Leave Donated for Victims of Hawaii Fires Won't Be Taxed
Employee leave donated through employer-based programs to aid victims of Hawaii wildfires that began Aug. 8, 2023 will not be taxed as income of the donor employees, according to recent guidance from the IRS. Employer leave-based donation programs allow employees to forgo vacation, sick or personal leave in exchange for cash payments made by their employers to charitable organizations described in Section 170(c) of the IRS Code.
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Program design & evaluation, advice & recommendations, funding alternatives, contribution strategy & modeling, cost projections & budgeting, benchmarking, marketing & negotiations.
Extension of your HR team, employee communications, vendor management, renewal services, open enrollment support, quarterly face-to-face meetings (or as needed), employee advocacy.
Data analysis, monthly claims dashboard, itemized bill review, reference-based reimbursement, direct contracting, transparency and quality solutions, utilization, and costs trends.
Compliance support, benefits administration, online enrollment solution, COBRA administration, ACA reporting solutions, 5500 form filing.
Wellness & Disease Management
Data analysis, strategic consulting, and vendor selection.
Additional Services Available
Flexible spending accounts, SPD (wrap documents), Total Compensation statements, EDI fees.
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