What is Protected Health Information (PHI)?

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Protected Health Information or PHI, is individually identifiable health information held or transmitted in any form or medium by HIPAA covered entities and business associates, subject to certain limited exceptions. PHI includes information, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, that relates to the past, present or future physical, mental health, condition of an individual, the provisions of …

Maintaining Confidentiality and Privacy in the Business Office

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Everyone knows maintaining confidentiality and privacy in the business office is paramount and there are specific regulations such as HIPAA and FERPA, etc., that govern how to handle private information. Below is our recent article published in ASBO International’s April 2022 edition of School Business Affairs magazine, written by Linda Mont, CSRM, RHU (managing member here at KBC) and Lynn …

Upcoming Local Run/Walk Event – Delafield WI

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Key Benefit Concepts (KBC) enjoys being involved with our local community, helping to share details of upcoming events that are taking place around Waukesha County and the Wales community. Coming up on Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Delafield, WI (10 minutes from our corporate office in Wales, WI), is a Kiddos 1K, a 5K, 10K and half marathon event called …

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.  …

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 …

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 …

Have You Heard……?

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Key Benefit Concepts has had the opportunity to speak at conferences across the country. We have spoken on topics such as post-employment valuations (OPEB 101), post-employment trusts, recordkeeping in the business office, HIPAA, when is a gift a gift and many other topics. If you have heard Key Benefit Concepts speak on a topic you love and would like us …

A Culture of Wellness

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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 …

Decrement Rate Assumptions – How are they Determined?

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How are they determined? As discussed in a previous post (Decrement Rate Assumptions – What are They?), the background and definition of decrement rate assumptions were established. However, you may be wondering how do we determine the probability of these decrements? Because we serve public employers, their employees are members of a state pension plan. For Wisconsin, this is the …