Highlighting News, Trends and Best Practices in Employee Benefits

FICA-Reduction Arrangements using Wellness Programs

Posted by Rachel Smith on Jun 23, 2016 11:27:34 AM


It has come to our attention that certain arrangements are being marketed to employers that are intended to reduce an employer’s FICA obligation by significantly increasing employees’ pre-tax salary reductions. We want to caution employers against entering into these types of arrangements before having a conversation with an employee benefits attorney who understands them. This alert provides some background on these schemes and our concerns with them.

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Topics: FICA, Wellness, Health & Wellness, Wellness Programs, EmployeeBenefits

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Rachel Smith on Jan 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

On January 28, 2011, Ironwood Insurance Services hired veteran employee benefits producer, Mark R. Conner, and Ironwood’s Benefits Advisory Services was born.

Fast-forward five short years to today where Mark leads a growing team of 15 experienced and talented professionals.   Ironwood’s Employee Benefits Services is a full-service benefits practice meeting the needs of businesses requiring customized employee benefits, health & wellness and human resources consulting services.

The group continues to grow adding specialists and services to keep up with its ever-changing industry and in order to provide the best possible service to its clients.

What will they look like 5 years from today?

To learn more about Ironwood's Employee Benefits Services click here

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Topics: EmployeeBenefits, Human Resources Consulting, Employer Services, Wellness Programs, Human Resources Outsourcing