02 May

May TrussConnect Newsletter

Congratulations Paul Cohen!
Ingram’s Magazine 40 Under Forty Class of 2018

IRS Reverses Changes to 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limits

On April 26, 2018 the IRS announced relief for taxpayers with family coverage under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) who contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA). For 2018, taxpayers with family coverage under an HDHP may treat $6,900 as the maximum deductible HSA contribution.

A change in the inflation adjustment calculations for 2018 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reduced the maximum deductible HSA contribution for taxpayers with family coverage under an HDHP by $50, to $6,850 (announced March 5, 2018).
Revenue Procedure 2018-27 announces this relief for affected taxpayers and allows the $6,900 limitation to remain in effect for 2018. The $6,900 annual limitation was originally published in Revenue Procedure 2017-37.

For more information, please see the IRS News Release.

Have questions? Contact your advisor today: 913.341.8998

Transitional Relief Extended Again

On April 9, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHA) extended transitional relief plans through December 2019. Transitional relief applies to plans that existed before healthcare reform, and that have been allowed to continue without meeting all the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.

For employers, this may allow them to retain plans that are less expensive than ACA compliant plans which utilize uniform rating methodology and are not subject to health underwriting.

Complete details from insurance carriers have not yet been received, but we anticipate all will allow employers the option to continue their transitional relief plans.

For more information the HHS issued this Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2019, as well as a press release offering a brief summary of the regulations.

Have questions? Contact your advisor today: 913.341.8998

Infographic: Six Secrets of Injury-Free Workplaces
Provided by Missouri Employers Mutual 

01 May

Truss’ May Champion of the Month

Congratulations Sharon Reeves on this well deserved recognition!!

 

Each month a Truss associate will be selec ted as our “Champion of the Month” by our team of Producers. Those selected live the Truss Pledge each and everyday and show exemplary dedication and service to the organization.

16 Apr

Truss Alert: Transitional Relief Extended Again

On April 9, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHA) extended transitional relief plans through December 2019. Transitional relief applies to plans that existed before healthcare reform, and that have been allowed to continue without meeting all the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.

For employers, this may allow them to retain plans that are less expensive than ACA compliant plans which utilize uniform rating methodology and are not subject to health underwriting.

Complete details from insurance carriers have not yet been received, but we anticipate all will allow employers the option to continue their transitional relief plans.

We will continue to alert you to any details as they emerge.

For more information the HHS issued this Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2019, as well as a press release offering a brief summary of the regulations.

Have questions? Contact your advisor today: 913.341.8998

16 Apr

Congratulations Paul Cohen!

Congratulations to Truss LLC VP Paul Cohen for being recognized by Ingram’s Magazine in the 40 Under Forty Class of 2018! Thank you for your dedication to Truss and the Kansas City Community!

(Photo credit: Strauss Peyton)

 

 

02 Apr

REAL MEDIA FEATURED CEO STEVE NICHOLSON IN LINKEDIN BUSINESS SERIES

Real Media LLC recently introduced a new LinkedIn business series called “Real Talk.” Joel Goldberg hosts KC Metro CEOs, Business Owners, Thought Leaders and Influencers to talk about what they do, how they do it, and what they are doing in our community. We are proud to be a part of this new series and our CEO Steve Nicholson was featured in the first episode. Check-out Real Media’s LinkedIn page for updates, clips, and future guests! These area leaders are great people doing great things!

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6382706713233096706

02 Apr

In Case You Missed It: TRUSSU Webinar: Preventing Harassment and Discrimination

This free webinar discusses the “why” and “how” of preventing and responding to all instances of discrimination and harassment in your organization.

You’ll learn what the EEOC considers an effective program of prevention, training, and response. You’ll also learn about training options available for consideration. Finally, you’ll get practical instruction into how to conduct your own internal investigations in response to a complaint of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. The recorded webinar is available here: https://trussadvantage.wistia.com/medias/g6cnrl2mz0

30 Mar

April 2018 TrussConnect

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Real Media Featured CEO Steve Nicholson in LinkedIn Business Series

Real Media LLC recently introduced a new LinkedIn business series called “Real Talk.” Joel Goldberg hosts KC Metro CEOs, Business Owners, Thought Leaders and Influencers to talk about what they do, how they do it, and what they are doing in our community. We are proud to be a part of this new series and our CEO Steve Nicholson was featured in the first episode. Check-out Real Media’s LinkedIn page for updates, clips, and future guests! These area leaders are great people doing great things!

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6382706713233096706

In Case You Missed It:
TrussU Webinar: Preventing Harassment and Discrimination

This free webinar discusses the “why” and “how” of preventing and responding to all instances of discrimination and harassment in your organization.

You’ll learn what the EEOC considers an effective program of prevention, training, and response. You’ll also learn about training options available for consideration. Finally, you’ll get practical instruction into how to conduct your own internal investigations in response to a complaint of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. The recorded webinar is available here: https://trussadvantage.wistia.com/medias/g6cnrl2mz0

Join the Two West 4.01K Race! (Insert flyer attached)

We invite you to join our friends at Two West in supporting Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City by participating in the 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness-Virtual Edition. This fitness challenge event is a great way to log the workouts you were already going to do from April 2 – 19 and compete against others in your peer group. Or it’s a great reason to start working out!

As a sponsor of this event, Two West will make a contribution to Junior Achievement for each friend of Two West that signs up. There are a limited number of free entries so register today! Deadline to register is April 2. www.racery.com/r/401k-race-financial-fitness-virtual-edition/

Join us! Here are a few of our upcoming webinars

April 19, 2018: Investing in your Portfolio presented by Two West Advisors
Our financial education webinars are designed to help you make that plan.

May 2, 2018: A Fiduciary’s Approach to Investments Edition presented by Two West Advisors

Understand the fiduciary implications of investment selection, follow best practices, and maximize participant outcomes.

 

 

30 Mar

Join Two West in the 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness!

We invite you to join our friends at Two West in supporting Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City by participating in the 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness-Virtual Edition. This fitness challenge event is a great way to log the workouts you were already going to do from April 2 – 19 and compete against others in your peer group. Or it’s a great reason to start working out!

As a sponsor of this event, Two West will make a contribution to Junior Achievement for each friend of Two West that signs up. There are a limited number of free entries so register today! Deadline to register is April 2.