Implicit Rate Subsidy – What is it?

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Implicit rate subsidy is measured as the difference between an individual’s actual incurred costs for coverage (i.e., total incurred claims) and the premium rate charged to the individual for such coverage. In general, premium rates for a group plan are based on the total expected costs of all participants covered in the group. While, in most cases, each participant is …

Timing on Preparing Table Updates

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Can’t prepare until information is known as of fiscal year end (roll-forward blog already that we can use/update? A common question we get from clients is when they can expect to receive their table updates for the year. As some background, “table updates” are tables provided to you in years when a full valuation is not prepared. Basically, the liabilities …

Self-insured health/dental plan attestations – OCI requirements?

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If your health or dental plan is self-insured, then you know that there are some key differences in comparison to a fully insured plan. For public school districts in Wisconsin that self-insure their sponsored health or dental plans, there is one other emerging requirement. Wisconsin Statute §120.14 and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) state audit guidelines require that …

Update on Requirements from OCI…

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Key Benefit Concepts (KBC) provides several unique actuarial services including attestation of self-insured health and dental plan financial soundness and/or adequacy of incurred but not reported (IBNR) reserves. Wisconsin Statute §120.14 state audit guidelines that school district audits should include information concerning the school district’s self-insured health and dental plans. Specifically, a footnote with a date of actuarial certification attesting …

403(b) / TSA – Pros / Cons – Taxable vs. Tax Deferred vs. Nontaxable

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There are many different benefit vehicles available through employers for their employees depending on the type of entity. One specific benefit vehicle is a 403(b) or Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA). According to the Internal Revenue Service, a 403(b) or TSA plan is a retirement plan offered by public schools and certain charities and is similar to a 401(K) plan maintained by …

Post-Employment Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA)

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Changes implemented through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) limit an employer’s ability to provide an HRA to active employees ONLY in conjunction with the employer’s health insurance plan.  However, an employer is not restricted to providing an HRA for employees once employment is severed. Remember the employer is the only one allowed to design and fund the HRA plan and …

Waukesha County Fair 2022!

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JOIN THE FUN this Summer! County fairs are a great way to spend time with your family outdoors and Wisconsin is known for its popular fair food and animals!  Key Benefit Concepts is located within Waukesha County which is only 10 minutes from the city of Waukesha; the host of Waukesha County’s Fair each summer. The fair grounds are located …

What is HIPAA?

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HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which was established in 1996 to protect the privacy and security of health information and provide individuals with certain rights to their health information. Safety, Security, Privacy, Confidentiality These are more than words; these are important aspects of KBC’s services.  Our employees are thoroughly trained in HIPAA privacy compliance.  We use …

GASB Requirements – Timing and Frequency of Actuarial Valuations

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The current Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements pertaining to Pensions and Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) require that an actuarial valuation of the total liabilities be performed at least biennially for accounting and financial purposes.  For such actuarial valuations, the total liabilities should be determined as of a date no more than 24 months (GASB 67 and 74) or 30 …

There is still time to put money into your H.S.A. account for 2021

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If you and/or your family are covered by a health insurance plan that meets the IRS requirements of an H.S.A., there is still time to put up to $3,600 single; $7,200 family into that account and deduct the amount of the contribution from your 2021 taxes.  The IRS allows you to make contributions up to the income tax filing deadline …