Decrement Rate Assumptions – What are They?

Key Benefit Concepts About Us, Services

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?

Key Benefit Concepts About Us, Actuarial

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 …

ASBO and FASBO Conferences 2021

Key Benefit Concepts Conferences, Services

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

Key Benefit Concepts OPEB, Services

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 …

When You Are Insured Through ETF and Pay them Directly

Key Benefit Concepts Actuarial, OPEB

Even if you don’t offer an OPEB plan to your retirees and they are only allowed to self-pay medical premiums directly to a state plan (e.g., the ETF plan in Wisconsin), there may still be a liability that needs to be valued. It’s similar to a group health plan that’s fully insured, and retirees pay you, the plan sponsor, the …

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 …

Importance of an Accurate Benefit Summary

Key Benefit Concepts About Us, Actuarial

Actuarial valuations of post-employment benefits are an important tool for your auditor to complete your financial statements and are required under specific GASB statements. In order for us to provide the most accurate valuation, it begins with the initial steps of the valuation process. The first step in preparing a proposal for a new post-employment valuation is confirming the benefit …

What Does it Mean to be a Consultant?

Key Benefit Concepts OPEB, Services

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 …

Discount Rate- How its Determined

Key Benefit Concepts Actuarial, OPEB

The determination of the discount rate in your OPEB valuation begins with the following question, “Do you pre-fund your OPEB plan through an irrevocable trust?” If the answer is yes, there is a little more that goes into setting the discount rate. If not, GASB 75 makes it very clear how to go about it. For those who do not …

Discount Rate- It’s Impact

Key Benefit Concepts Actuarial, OPEB

If I were to offer you $1 today or $1 five years from now, which would you choose? I’m sure you’re thinking about taking $1 today, and that’s the correct choice. Reason being that you could take that $1 today and earn interest by investing it for the next 5 years, leaving you with more than the $1 you could …