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Matt Ingold

Matt serves as Benetech's Director of Business Development. He helps employers reduce the cost of personnel management, and discover where improved talent management can give their business a competitive advantage.

By: Matt Ingold

August 8th, 2019

Five tips to Changing a Flexible Spending Account Administrator Mid Plan Year

Healthcare

While changing Flex Spending Account Administrator's in the middle of your plan year is not ideal, it is certainly possible.

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By: Matt Ingold

August 1st, 2019

The Pros and Cons of PEOs: Are They a Fit for You?

Human Capital Management

Simplify HR and keep my costs low—has a nice ring to it. Managing employees and their benefits can be expensive and tedious, and the problem only grows as your expand. A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is certainly an option for employers looking to offboard HR tasks and find some possible savings on health insurance. The question—is a PEO a good fit for you? Here are a few pros and cons to consider, as well as some topics that most PEOs like to avoid discussing in their sales presentations. Joining a PEO is a big commitment, so the following tips will help you walk into the discussion with eyes wide open.

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By: Matt Ingold

July 17th, 2019

With Recent Federal Court Decision, Can NYS Still Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Allegations?

NYS Sexual Harassment Training

When Governor Cuomo signed the 2018 Budget Bill, one of the provisions was a prohibition against employers including any written clause in employee’s contracts or company policy requiring sexual harassment allegations to go through mandatory arbitration prior to outside courts. The only exception would be where this provision was inconsistent with federal law.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 17th, 2019

Is Non-Discrimination Testing on Your Premium-Only Plan Worth the Money?

Healthcare Compliance

A Section 125 plan, AKA a cafeteria plan, allows employers to give employees the option of taking cash or make a pre-tax contribution to their employer-sponsored health plan. This is a great benefit to employers (reduced payroll and FICA tax) and employees (reduced taxable income and paying health premiums with pre-tax dollars). While cafeteria plans have been around for decades, we still run into employers who deliver their plans on a post-tax contribution basis and miss out on the savings for their business and employees. A simple $300 plan document can save thousands of dollars year-over-year. But that aside, there are stipulations to gaining the tax benefits of a Section 125 plan, and the IRS imposes strict testing to make sure that an employer's plan does not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 5th, 2019

What's the Difference Between NYS and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws?

Compliance & Auditing | NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Question: What are the differences between NYS and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws?

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By: Matt Ingold

March 4th, 2019

NYS Sexual Harassment: Do I have to Train 1099 Non-Employees?

NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Hey this is Matt from Benetech answering your common questions when it comes to NY State’s new Sexual Harassment Training. Today’s question:

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By: Matt Ingold

February 28th, 2019

NYS Sexual Harassment: What Does "Interactive" Training Mean?

NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Hey this is Matt from Benetech answering your common questions when it comes to NY State’s new Sexual Harassment Training. Today’s question:

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By: Matt Ingold

December 17th, 2018

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: ACA Took a Severe Blow in the Courts, but What Does it Mean for 2019?

Healthcare Compliance

On December 14, 2018 a federal judge in Texas ruled that because the individual mandate (which penalized individuals for failing to have health insurance) would no longer be in effect in 2019, that the “entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid. They argued that the individual mandate would no longer be a valid tax since the penalty had been reduced to zero, and the entirety of the ACA was unconstitutional.  Does this mean that the Employer Mandate is going away in 2019?

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.