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New Guidance on Tipped Wages | New York Benefit Advisors

The 2,232-page budget spending bill that was signed by President Trump on March 23, 2018, included an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prohibiting employers, managers, or supervisors from collecting or retaining tips made by employees, regardless of whether the employer takes a tip credit. This law essentially blocked the U.S. Department of … Continued

Price Shop Healthcare | NY Benefit Consultants

As the costs of health care soar, many consumers are looking for ways to control their medical spending. Also, with the rise of enrollment in high deductible health plans, consumers are paying for more health care out-of-pocket. From medical savings accounts to discount plans for prescriptions, patients are growing increasingly conscious of prices for their … Continued

Ask the Experts: Do company owners need to fill out a Form I-9? | New York Benefit Advisors

Question: Do company owners need to fill out a Form I-9? Answer: The owner of a business will need to complete a Form I-9 to document the legal right to work in the United States if the owner is employed by the business and takes a salary or other form of compensation, including food and lodging. This … Continued

Benefits of an Annual Exam | NY Benefit Consultants

Have you ever heard the proverb “Knowledge is power?” It means that knowledge is more powerful than just physical strength and with knowledge people can produce powerful results. This applies to your annual medical physical as well! The #1 goal of your annual exam is to GAIN KNOWLEDGE. Annual exams offer you and your doctor … Continued

Benefits Easy: Intro to Self-Funding | New York Benefit Brokers

As the first month of 2018 wraps up, companies have already begun the arduous task of submitting budgets and finding ways to cut costs for the new year. One of the most effective ways to combat increasing health care costs for companies is to move to a Self-Funded insurance plan. By paying for claims out-of-pocket … Continued

Nothing Is Certain, But Death and LESS Taxes… | NY Benefit Consultants

On January 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service released its income tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the December 2017 tax reform legislation. The updated withholding information provides the new rates for employers to use during 2018. Employers are encouraged to use these tables as soon as possible but must use them by … Continued

Oral Health = Overall Health | NY Benefit Advisors

Have you heard the saying “the eyes are the window to your soul”? Well, did you know that your mouth is the window into what is going on with the rest of your body? Poor dental health contributes to major systemic health problems. Conversely, good dental hygiene can help improve your overall health.  As a … Continued

You Think You Won’t Qualify for Life Insurance, but You’re Wrong | New York Benefit Advisors

Think you can’t qualify for life insurance? Think again. You want to protect your loved ones for the future once you’re no longer around to provide for them. We all do. Life insurance gives you that peace of mind that your family will be taken care of after you’re gone. However, you’re also worried that … Continued

4 Ways to Get Financially Fit in Your 40s | New York Benefit Advisors

Many people in their 40s are facing an uncomfortable fact: They simply aren’t where they’d hoped to be financially. Fortunately, all their life experience can help correct for past mistakes. “There’s a different trigger moment for everybody,” says Jay Howard, financial advisor and partner at MHD Financial in San Antonio, Texas. “But regardless of when … Continued