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 …

Service with Care!

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In 2022, KBC is focused on providing service with care and a smile! Are there certain people in your work life where each call you make to them seems to go directly to voicemail, and then you’re stuck waiting for a call back?  This can be extremely frustrating, which is why there’s no need to worry about that with KBC.  …

Are You Looking for a New Valuation in 2022? Let’s get Started!

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It’s 2022 and KBC is here to help you! If you are looking for a proposal for a post-employment valuation, you have come to the right place! When it comes time to obtain a post-employment valuation proposal, the process can sometimes become overwhelming. However, Key Benefit Concepts has a process that will help ease “the pain” of the process in …

Staying Active, Healthy and Well

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Key Benefit Concepts (KBC) is an actuarial and employee benefit consulting firm who has designed personalized benefit programs relating to wellness for our clients.  When addressing employee benefits, wellness is an important factor to an overall comprehensive benefit program.  Healthy employees are typically more focused, conscientious and hard-working. So, at KBC we practice what we preach!   Our program is referred …

Conference Opportunities in 2022

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The impact of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of most in-person conferences in 2020 and many so far in 2021. We hope in 2022, more conferences will open up to in-person.  Key Benefit Concepts (KBC) enjoys being affiliate members of many government employer associations.  We look forward to sponsoring, attending, speaking and most of all having a booth at conferences …

Decrement Rate Assumptions – What are They?

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Decrements are events that cause an employee to no longer be employed with you. This could include death, termination, disability, and retirement. Your OPEB valuation reflects the possibilities of each of these decrements through decrement rate assumptions. Towards the end of your report, in a section we title the “Technical Appendix”, you can find details of the decrement assumptions. They …

Are You HIPAA Complaint? If Not, Do you Know Where to Begin?

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Most of you know the importance of HIPAA compliance. If you are not compliant and an audit occurs, it can be very costly and determinantal to your company. Sometimes it is a struggle making sure everything is compliant and if it is not, you may not know where to begin. That’s where Key Benefit Concepts can help! Key Benefit Concepts …

Social Media and KBC

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Importance of Social Media In today’s world, the wide array and popularity of media mediums are everchanging at a rapid pace. Social media is becoming more prevalent each year, and is becoming a more popular space for daily news intake and ad experience. Accessibility to services and communication with existing and potential customers have never been more direct, as all …