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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

March 30th, 2020

How to Disinfect Your Time Clocks To Avoid Damage Amidst Caronavirus

Human Capital Management

I’ll spare the intro, I think we all know why it’s important nowadays to keep our time clocks clean, especially our biometric clocks. So to avoid unintentional damage to your clocks and potentially nullifying your warranty, before you go pulling out the alcohol wipes, you will want to breeze through these quick guidelines and consult your clock’s manufacturer for approved cleaning products and procedures.

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By: Matt Ingold

January 10th, 2020

New NYS Labor Law Posting on Hair Discrimination

Compliance & Auditing | HR

Not to be confused by the title of this article; "Hair" is not suddenly a protected class! But hair styles and how NYS employers write their dress and grooming policies has made its way onto your 2020 NYS Labor Law Poster. Here's what you need to know.

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By: Matt Ingold

December 3rd, 2019

IRS Extends Furnishing Deadline for 1095-Cs, AGAIN!

Quick blog here. In keeping with previous year trends (though they made the announcement a little earlier this year), on December 2 the IRS extended the deadline to deliver 1095-C forms to employees.

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By: Matt Ingold

November 21st, 2019

2019 Draft ACA Forms Are Out!

Healthcare Compliance

Affordable Care Act Draft 1095-C and 1094-C forms are out.

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By: Matt Ingold

November 7th, 2019

Your 2020 FSA, HSA, QSEHRA, and HDHP Limits

Healthcare Compliance

Each year, the IRS sets new out of pocket maximums and contribution limits for a number of tax-related benefit plans based on cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). We'll get right to the point. The 2020 adjustments are official as of today and are as follows.

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By: Matt Ingold

October 29th, 2019

ACA Penalties Rise Again in 2020

Healthcare Compliance

The IRS has released updated penalties for Affordable Care Act non-compliance. As has been the common practice since the first year of mandatory reporting for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), the penalties for failure to offer coverage to “substantially all” of your full-time employees, or failure to offer coverage that was “affordable” or offered “minimum value” has increased with inflation. Here are the new penalty rates, as well as some common misconceptions about ACA penalties.

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By: Matt Ingold

October 23rd, 2019

NY Mandates Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

Compliance & Auditing | HR

Starting on Nov 18, 2019, NYS employers will be required to grant leave to employees whom they know to be victims of domestic violence. While there are exceptions for employers who can show that the leave would place upon their business an undue hardship, employers are required to provide such employees with a “reasonable amount of time” to receive recovery care.

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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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