MEP – The Small Business 401(k) Plan Solution

Small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) have historically trailed large companies when it comes to offering retirement benefits.  Reasons given for not offering a retirement plan are commonly ascribed to cost, fiduciary responsibilities, and administrative headaches. A solution to overcoming these common objections is found by choosing a multiple employer plan.  A multiple […]

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New Investment Opportunity For Employees

A Plus Benefits is pleased to offer an exciting new...
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Help Grandchildren with College Costs with a Section 529 College Savings Program

The cost of attending college continues to increase. The College...
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Safety in the Supply Chain

….”Fires engulf Pakistan factories killing 314 workers” ….”Russian garment factory...
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E-cigarettes in the Workplace

Each time a new fad reaches your employees, as a...
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Limiting Employee Turnover

During our January webinar, we discussed the types of employee...
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Additional 0.9% Medicare Tax for Individuals in 2014

Individuals must pay an additional 0.9% Medicare tax on earned income above certain thresholds. The employee portion of the Medicare tax is increased from 1.45% to 2.35% on wages received in a calendar year in excess of $200,000 ($250,000 for married couples filing jointly; $125,000 for married filing separately). Employers must withhold and remit the […]

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Ban the Box Update

In July 2013, we conducted an HR webinar about background...
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Choosing What Not To Do

In preparation for an upcoming meeting, I recently reread Joan...
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Employers Still Cautious with Hiring and Compensation

An annual report done by CareerBuilder predicts that employers will...
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