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Posts Tagged ‘401K’


May 24, 2016

Nonprofits, like all employers, offer retirement plans, 401(k) or 403(b), to their employees. They must do so in order to compete for the talent they need to achieve their missions. Plus, it’s the right thing to do. But just like most individuals don’t know what kinds of fees their...

HR Best Practices: 5 Common Questions About Tracking Beneficiaries

May 11, 2015

As an HR Business Partner, I am often working with clients to ensure their benefits and 401(k) administration is both in compliance and following HR best practices.  One key aspect of benefits and 401(k) administration is tracking your employee beneficiaries.  Ensuring that your employees have designated and up-to-date beneficiary...

The Difference Between a Benefits Broker Vs. a Benefits Consultant

July 10, 2014

Here at Helios, I get numerous phone calls and emails each week from clients and coworkers with questions about their benefits plans.  I receive questions from “Is my health insurance and HMO, PPO, or POS?” to “My employee worked a reduced schedule this month; do I have to take...

IRS Announces 2012 Contribution Limits

December 9, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) have issuedthe cost of living increases for qualified retirement plans for 2012. The 401(k) elective deferral limit (i.e. 402(g)) has increased for 2012, but the catch-up contribution limit has remained unchanged. Highlights of the limits for 2012 include...