From Life Events to COBRA, the New COVID-19-related Outbreak Period Relief is a Game Changer

Date: May 4, 2020

Topic: Benefits News

On April 29, 2020, the Departments of Labor and Treasury issued a notice that extends certain time frames affecting participants’ rights and plan obligations as they relate to various plan requirements.  The extensions of time periods canno...


FSA/HSA/HRA Eligibility List Expansion

Date: March 29, 2020


On March 27, the CARES Act was signed into law. This legislation provides disaster relief to employers and employees in an effort to minimize the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill also introduces some important tax-advantaged pro...


We Share Your World Now More Than Ever

Date: March 20, 2020

Topic: Company News

This week, Alan Whitman, Chief Executive Officer of Baker Tilly, issued a video message to our clients.  If you did not receive it or have not had a chance to view it, I suggest you take an opportunity to do so when you find your next free mi...

Cornavirus COVID-19 Family Relief Bill provided mcuh needed assistance to working parents and employees with dependents.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: A First Look At What It Means For Employers

Date: March 19, 2020

Topic: Benefit News, HR Consulting

Yesterday, the United States government took a significant next step in its fight against the continuing coronavirus pandemic.  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, aims to slow the progre...


Tracking Emerging State Level Filings; Next Up: New Jersey, D.C.

Date: March 3, 2020

Topic: Health Care Reform

As we approached the March 2, 2020 Form 1095-C issuance deadline, Baker Tilly Vantagen was proud to be able to report that all forms for contracted clients were released in compliance with the 2019 tax year’s extended issuance deadline.  Wi...


Prepare to Use the Newly Issued I-9 Form

Date: February 24, 2020

Topic: Benefits Administration, Benefits News

A new version of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form has been issued and will become the mandatory standard on May 1, 2020. Through April 30, employers may choose to use the previous edition dated July 17, 2017, but our recommendation...


IRS Extends 1095-C Issuance Deadline, Offers New “Relief”

Date: December 3, 2019

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

On December 2, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to provide copies of Form 1095-C for 2019 to full-time employees.  The extension pushes the issuance deadline back 30 days to March 2, 2020.  The original issu...

IRS Announces FSA, QTP limits for 2020

IRS Announces NEW FSA Maximums for 2020

Date: November 7, 2019

Topic: Benefits Administration, Benefits News

The IRS released the 2020 annual inflation adjustments.  Effective January 1, 2020, the new annual Health Care FSA maximum contribution will increase to $2,750. The new monthly maximum contributions for Qualified Transportation plans will be ...

HR Data and alanytics are important in today's rapidly changing workforce

People Solutions Require People Analytics: The Importance of Data-Driven HR Practices

Date: October 23, 2019

Topic: HR Consulting

At a time when robust data aggregation technology is not only available but also affordable, HR departments are not taking full advantage of the value these systems provide.  In 2018, a survey by AIHR Analytics found that HR metrics and analy...

New overtime rule effective January 2020 increases the salary threshold for overtime pay, making over a million more workers eligible.

DOL Finalizes New Overtime Rule: Here’s What To Make Of It

Date: October 22, 2019

Topic: Benefits News, BeneTips

It’s time to sharpen your pencils (again)! The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized an increase to the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $23,660 per year to $35,568.  This increase is slightly higher than the $35,308 threshold p...


Registration Open for the 2019 Insurance Hot Topics Seminar in Philadelphia

Date: September 4, 2019

Topic: Company News

Join us for a full day of accounting, financial and operational updates and guidance for insurance companies. Join Baker Tilly’s insurance specialists, and speakers from Kin Insurance, Vanguard and Baker Tilly Vantagen to gain professional insig...

Baker Tilly Vantagen's myFlexDollars and platform wins award for outstanding consumer experience.

myFlexDollars Upgrades Win Award

Date: July 23, 2019

Topic: Benefits News, Company News

Baker Tilly Vantagen was honored with the “Solution Visionary Award” at the WEX SPARK Health 2019 partner conference. The CEO of WEX Health specifically recognized our efforts to bring cutting edge customization to our consumer platfor...