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Investing During the COVID Pandemic

The DOW is up 5,000+ points since April. Human nature and timing are tricky things when it comes to the market. We talk about when to buy, when to sell, and how to invest to mitigate short-term losses.
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Professional Employer Organization

What Is a PEO / Professional Employer Organization?

A Professional Employer Organization or PEO PEOs offer the value of an in-house HR staff without the same cost, making them an affordable HR solution for many businesses. With a PEO, smaller companies can offer their employees a broad range of benefits, often only available to larger companies, including health, dental, and 401K retirement accounts.
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Furloughs and Employee Benefits

The Impact of a Furlough on Employee Benefits

In a furlough workers are given leave without pay but remain on the payroll. Here's how their employee benefits, health care coverage, FSA coverage, and HRA and HSA contributions can be affected.
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group health insurance carrier updates

Group Insurance Carriers – May 8 Update on COVID-19 Expenses and Deadlines

Please see this updated list of COVID-19-related benefits changes from group insurance carriers AETNA, Horizon BCBSNJ, Independence Blue Cross, and UnitedHealthcare Oxford. This information includes expense coverage, antibody testing, and deferred group premium payment deadlines.
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Kirwan Benefits Questions During A Crisis

Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor During Market Volatility

The COVID-19 crisis has made many investors jittery. These questions to ask your financial advisor during market volatility will help focus your discussion and navigate uncertain times.
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group health insurance

Group Health Insurance Updates: Independence Blue Cross, Aetna, and Horizon BCBSNJ

This List of Benefits Resources consists of websites and information to help you and your employees navigate through circumstances that may arise in the near future. Also below you will find information on COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits from the NJ Department of Labor, which is helpful in knowing what type of benefits are available to workers in a variety...
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COVID-10 Scenarious

Important Benefits Resources: COVID-19 Scenarios, Telehealth Providers

This List of Benefits Resources consists of websites and information to help you and your employees navigate through circumstances that may arise in the near future. Also below you will find information on COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits from the NJ Department of Labor, which is helpful in knowing what type of benefits are available to workers in a variety...
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Coronavirus Update: Insurance and Investments

Coronavirus: Update on Covered Services, Proactive Response to Market Flux

This detailed carrier list for the majority of plans in our tri-state area reflects the “covered services and informational sources available” in the event that you, your relatives and/or friends should be so unfortunate to contract or suspect any issues relative to COVID-19.
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IRA and HSA Contributions

Tax-Smart Strategy – Max Out Your 2019 IRA and HSA Contributions Before April 15, 2020

The rules for both IRAs and HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) allow contributions to 2019 accounts up to Tax Day on April 15, 2020. These contributions lower your taxable income, which can equate to a more significant tax break.
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