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Help Your Employees Be Smart with Their Money with Financial Planning Assistance

Help Your Employees Be Smart with Their Money with Financial Planning Assistance

Financial education is a hot topic these days. Money used to be a “taboo” topic. As a result many people have not had the opportunity to learn smart financial planning principles. As an employer, you can help correct this problem and help your employees learn to be smart with their money. By offering financial planning assistance as part of your employee benefit package, you provide your employees with critical education and service. You may also help alleviate one of the biggest stressors, helping to create confident, happy and productive employees.... Read More

Business Owner’s Policy–What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Insurance

Business Owner's Policy--What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Insurance

One of the critical needs for every business owner is choosing the right business insurance. Too much insurance means money spent that could have been better spent elsewhere. Too little insurance, or the wrong insurance coverage, can mean leaving your business unprotected and open to risk. Choosing appropriate insurance coverage is key to ensuring that the business remains lucrative, especially if any of those risks become reality. A business owners policy (BOP) takes some of the guesswork out of choosing insurance and can make it easier to safeguard your business.... Read More

Your Top 10 Ways to Save For Retirement Now

Your Top 10 Ways to Save For Retirement Now

No matter what age you are, if you haven’t already started saving for your retirement years, now is the time to start. If you’re young, you have the savings advantage of time. Saving for retirement may seem like a strain on your budget right now, but you can start small and grow. Even setting aside a small portion of your paycheck each month will pay off in big dollars later. By starting young, you also can afford to invest more aggressively since you have years to overcome the inevitable ups... Read More

What You Need to Know About Credit Reports

What You Need to Know About Credit Reports

Have you ever applied for a credit card? How about a car loan, a mortgage or a personal loan? If you have then you have provided personal and financial information that is used to create a file about you called a credit report. Credit reports include information about where you live, where you work, whether you have ever been sued, arrested, or filed for bankruptcy. They also include information about how you pay your bills and a history of money you have borrowed and whether you have repaid it. This... Read More

6 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions for Small Business

6 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions for Small Business

It’s tax time, and one thing is certain. We all want to pay as little as possible in taxes and maximize our tax deductions. Most business owners are familiar with all of the standard business deductions, but there are a few deductions that are often missed. Before filing your tax returns this year, make sure you and your accountant have not missed any of these most overlooked tax deductions if you are eligible for any of them.   Social Security Taxes If you’re self-employed, you are required to pay the... Read More

HSA & FSA Contributions Will Increase in 2018

HSA & FSA Contributions Will Increase in 2018

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically increased for inflation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar limits for various welfare and retirement plan limits for 2018. Although some of the limits will remain the same, many of the limits will increase for 2018. The annual limits for the following commonly offered employee benefits will increase for 2018: High deductible health plans (HDHPs) and health savings accounts (HSAs); Health flexible spending accounts (FSAs); Transportation fringe benefit plans; and 401(k)... Read More

How to Save on Work Comp Costs with a Safety Program

How to Save on Work Comp Costs with a Safety Program

Work comp costs can be one of the highest insurance costs in any business. There are many ways to save on work comp costs but one of the best and most effective ways is to reduce work injuries. And one of the best ways to reduce injuries is to create a company culture of safety by implementing a company safety program. With help from safety programs, you can save your company money, improve productivity and increase employee morale on the road. Here’s how. According to the Occupational Safety and Health... Read More

7 Reasons You Need to Use an Insurance Broker

7 Reasons You Need to Use an Insurance Broker

Do you want to save on your business expenses? Do you want more time to build your business and then enjoy the fruits of your labors? You can save both money and time by using an insurance broker to handle your business insurance needs. When most business owners think of saving money, they assume it means doing it themselves. There are many areas of your business where going DIY can save you money. With business insurance, though, going DIY could actually end up costing you more. More money, more time... Read More

How to Control Work Comp Costs Through Successful Premium Audits

How to Control Work Comp Costs Through Successful Premium Audits

Work Comp can be one of the most expensive and most frustrating of insurance costs for small business owners. There are many ways to control work comp costs, and many insurers and safety experts provide safety training and resources to help reduce injuries. There is another way to control your work comp costs, though, that isn’t talked about as much. And that is to make sure that you’re not paying too much for your coverage to begin with. Besides finding the right work comp insurance company, you also need to... Read More

5 Ways You Can Reduce Work Comp Costs

5 Ways You Can Reduce Work Comp Costs

Have you experienced an increase in your workers’ compensation costs over the last couple of years? How have you dealt with it? Many companies, when they experience an increase in work comp costs try to reduce work comp costs by having a safety meeting and reminding employees of safety procedures and policies. But the key to a real reduction in both work comp injury costs and insurance premiums is doing more than just reminding employees to be safe. Having a strong, sound safety program that all team members follow can... Read More