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 …

ASBO and FASBO Conferences 2021

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This Year, Key Benefit Concepts will be attending two conferences. ASBO, the first Conference KBC will be attending is from October 13-16 in Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The second is FASBO, the Florida Conference will held in Orlando this year and the dates for that are October 12-15. ASBO, brings in close to 1,000 different school business leaders from around the …

Get the Scoop on Post-Employment Table Updates

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GASB statements require an actuary to update the tables of your organization’s post-employment valuation in the year between valuations. Table updates are just that – updates to the tables provided in the prior year’s valuation.  That means a new valuation is not completed, but rather the tables illustrating obligations, etc. are updated to include in the organization’s financial reports for …

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 …

What Does it Mean to be a Consultant?

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Being a consultant implies that you are proficient in your field and are willing and able to guide and assist others in your area of expertise.  Many people call themselves consultants, but may lack the knowledge, experience or ability to guide and assist others in an efficient and effective manner. We take the term ‘consultant’ seriously.  Being an actuarial consultant …

Safety, Security, Privacy and Confidentiality

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These are more than words; these are important aspects of KBC’s services.  Our employees are thoroughly trained in HIPAA privacy compliance.  We use Business Associate Agreements, a secured site for uploading data and cybersecurity features in our emails, computers and servers.  We work diligently to protect all data in our care and to assure that only those intended to have …

The Actuarially Determined Contribution (ADC)

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An important item to consider when funding your post-employment benefits through a Trust is how much to contribute annually, which can depend on a number of variables.  Perhaps you are simply placing extra funds at the end of the fiscal year into your Trust or maybe you have a set dollar amount budgeted each year to contribute.  Regardless, your actuary …

Funding your Post-Employment Benefits

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The statements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) related to post-employment benefits do not require entities who provide Pension or Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) to fund such benefits via an irrevocable trust.  However, if you currently do or are considering setting up a Trust to begin funding your post-employment benefits, there are a few important things one should …

Service with a Smile

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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.  During office hours, someone is routinely available to answer the phone.  Even if …

I Need a New Valuation- Where do I Begin?

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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 3 easy steps for current clients and 4 easy …