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  • Tax issues to consider when investing in training and recruiting

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: Many manufacturers are concerned about the lack of skilled workers. This article explains some cost-effective training and recruiting solutions. A sidebar discusses the state, federal and practical guidance for paying interns.

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  • Avoid litigation with attention to common red flags

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: Any size retirement plan can run into serious trouble when sponsors aren’t careful. With some planning, though, a qualified retirement plan doesn’t have to be the target of ERISA litigation. This article reviews some of the most common red flags leading to litigation and reminds plan sponsors of the importance of regularly reviewing fees and expenses.

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  • What to expect when the IRS comes knocking

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: Notice of an IRS audit may be unnerving to a nonprofit, but understanding the nuts and bolts of IRS reviews can help reduce its risk of running into trouble. This article looks at the three types of IRS reviews and how the agency selects an organization for scrutiny. A sidebar lists some of the matters that a particular type of review may cover.

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  • Keeping your head above water — How to breathe easier in tough times

    Fall 2012
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: With no clear end to this economic uncertainty in sight, some practices may find themselves gasping for air when it comes to maintaining a strong bottom line. What can they do now to keep their head above water? This article discusses how to implement sound business practices that will make life easier. It shows how to review financial statements, assess employee benefits, and market the practice to gain more patients.

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  • Now is the time — Questions to ask when reviewing service providers

    August / September 2012
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: Most retirement plan sponsors think about converting to new providers starting with the new plan year. For calendar year plans, the new plan year begins on Jan. 1. To be ready for that date, now is the time to examine service providers and decide whether to make a change. This article offers some guidelines regarding what to look for.

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  • Selecting the right specialists for your plan

    October / November 2009
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: Plan sponsors often select several specialists to handle various responsibilities related to their qualified retirement plans. A full understanding of these key players can help you decide if you’re paying the best price for services and protecting your plan’s investments. This article reviews the various specialists and their functions to help ensure employers make the most informed choices.

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  • A silver lining – Market drops can provide long-term opportunity

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: If you’ve looked at your retirement plan statements since last fall, you hardly need to be told how incredibly challenging the investment environment has been. But if you can stomach the market’s volatility, down markets often provide brave investors with attractive long-term buying opportunities. This article discusses the pros and cons of stocks, bonds and fixed-income equities, and why a long-term, patient approach might be better than trying to time the market.

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  • Don’t be late – The Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program can help

    February / March 2008
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: One of the most common ERISA violations is an employer’s failure to timely remit participant salary deferrals or participant loan repayments to a qualified plan. Fortunately, the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP) provides employers with an easy way to self-correct such ERISA violations such as this. This article examines VFCP updates that make the program simpler to use and expand the types of correctable transactions.

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