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Happy 4th of July from the CBG Benefits Team

On behalf of the entire team at CBG Benefits, I’d like to wish each and every one of you a Happy 4th of July holiday weekend. I hope that you are able to enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family and friends. As an independent full-service employee benefits brokerage firm, we are quite thankful to [...]

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Employee Benefits News: Updated Model CHIP Notice Now Available for Employers

An updated model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now available for download. The updated model notice is current as of January 31, 2016. It includes details on how employees can contact their state for additional information regarding these programs [...]

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IRS Issues Guidance for Employers That Provide Identity-Protection Services to Employees

On December 30th, 2015, the IRS issued an announcement that may help employers that are providing identity protection services to their employees. Key points in the announcement included: Employers do not have to include the value of the benefit in employees’ wages and gross income Employers do not have to report the amounts on Form W-2 [...]

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New Animated Video for Employee Education: 7 Tips for Health Care Spending

I’m happy to share the news that the latest video in the “Know Your Benefits” series is now available. Entitled “7 Tips for Health Care Spending“, this animated video provides practical suggestions and insight to help employees gain more control over their health care costs. It highlights key areas such as emergency room care, reviewing [...]

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IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limits for 2016

The IRS has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2016. Here are a few key points to note regarding the items that did not change: The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), and most 457 plans remains unchanged at $18,000 The catch-up [...]

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CBG Benefits Featured in SHRM Article About Finding an Effective Employee Value Proposition

As companies look for ways to improve their recruiting and retention efforts, one essential area to focus on is developing a strong employee value proposition. Chris Costello, Principal and co-Founder of CBG Benefits, recently shared tips and guidance about that topic in a recent article from SHRM. The article, entitled “Finding an Effective Employee Value [...]

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CBG Benefits Featured in Care.com Article about Open Enrollment

With many employers preparing for their upcoming Open Enrollment period, it’s critical that they analyze ways to improve employee communication and education. Care.com recently published that article that highlights some of the areas where employees could use a bit of extra help. The article, entitled “7 Open Enrollment Mistakes Employees Make“, features quotes from Chris [...]

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Jeanne Nicholson of CBG Benefits Named One of the Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

We are excited to announce that Jeanne Nicholson, Sr. Vice President of Benefit Consulting at CBG Benefits, has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine. This award was provided to those that are not only making extraordinary contributions to the employee benefits field overall, but are also elevating the [...]

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5 Tips for Communicating with Employees During Open Enrollment

For many organizations, open enrollment can be a bit of a hectic time (of course, if you have a good broker, your stress and responsibilities should be greatly lowered). As an employer, you may feel overwhelmed as you budget and anticipate needs. Employees may feel stress as they try to understand their options and choose [...]

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