06 Mar

Truss Alert: IRS Announces Changes to 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limits:

On Monday, March 5, 2018 the IRS announced that the previously released maximum family contribution limit for a Health Savings Account is reduced from $6,900 to $6,850 in 2018. This change is effective immediately, and any family contribution to an HSA exceeding the $6,850 could be subject to taxes and penalties.

This HSA contribution change is a result of a provision in H.R. 1 (“Tax Reform”) that changed the way inflation-related increases are calculated from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to the new factor known as “chained CPI.”

For more information, please see the IRS Bulletin No. 2018-10.

Have questions? Contact your advisor today: 913.341.8998

06 Mar

March 2018 TrussConnect


Don’t Count on Luck When it Comes to Protecting Your Business

Merchants Bonding Company Named Truss a Champion in Surety 

Merchant Bonding Company recognized the Truss Surety team for their excellence and year-over-year achievements. Champions represent some of the top surety professionals in the nation while demonstrating surety professionalism, commitment to future growth and understanding of common sense underwriting approach.

Learn more about Merchants Bonding Company.

TrussU Presents: Preventing and Responding to Harassment, Keeping the EEOC Happy

Hosts: Jeff DeWolf, Practice Leader  |  Stephanie Moore, SPHR, Senior Consultant
March 20, 2018  |  12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CSP

Due to the popularity of our first free webinar on this topic, we are offering this second session.

Unless you’ve been living on a different planet, you know that harassment is still alive and well in our society. Employers are obligated to provide a safe and respectful work environment for employees. To do this, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission expects us to both prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment in our work places.

Join us as we share our thoughts on best practices for demonstrating your commitment to preventing workplace disrespect and responding to it should it occur. While we’d like to keep the EEOC happy with our efforts, it’s the right thing to do to keep our employees happy with their experiences at work.

Space is limited to 50 participants.
One Professional Development Credit Available (HRCI and SHRM)
Register today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/truss-webinar-preventing-and-responding-to-harassment-additional-session-tickets-43846623431

Two West Featured in Dimensional’s Newsletter

The winter edition of Dimensional’s DC Dimensions features an in-depth discussion with Two West Advisors’ CEO Marko Ungashick, AIF® and CIO Vern Cushenbery, CFA, CPA. In this feature, “Focusing on Income for Better Outcomes,” they dive into their views on America’s failing retirement plan system and what they believe is the key to solving the income puzzle.

Two West believes that America’s retirement plan system is ready for a makeover and they are focusing their efforts towards educating plan sponsors and participants and providing the tools and investment solutions needed to help shift the focus towards a sustainable income in retirement.

For more details about how Two West is working to help create better outcomes for retirees, read the latest edition: http://www.twowestcompanies.com/dc-dimensions-feature/ .