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What Does Being “Vested” In Your 401(k) Mean?

As defined by the IRS, vesting in a retirement plan means ownership. Each employee vests a certain percentage of their account in the 401(k) plan every year. An employee who becomes 100% vested in his or her 401(k) account balance owns 100% of the balance. When this occurs, the employer cannot take it back (forfeit) for any reason. Amounts that are not vested in a...

How Much Should I Put In My HSA?

If you have opted for a health savings account (HSA), the next question is how much to put into it. To qualify for an HSA, you must have chosen a high-deductible health insurance plan. Having a health savings account can help you cover your deductible and other out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, both now and in the future. The following steps may be helpful in calculating how...

What Benefits Should I Offer To Retain Top Talent?

As most HR professionals know, it is a job seeker's market today. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports an unemployment rate of only 3.7 percent as of July 2019. Savvy employers know that to attract and retain top talent, they need to offer an enticing group benefits package, in addition to competitive salaries. The following are some sought-after group benefits your company might...

What Happens To My Savings Accounts If My Company Closes?

Many employers today offer health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), and 401(k) retirement savings accounts as part of their company group benefits. These types of savings accounts are a valuable part of an overall compensation package that employers use to attract and retain top talent. But the world business is uncertain, and companies may go under. What happens to your savings accounts if...

Am I Too Old To Start A 401(k)?

There is no maximum age for participation in a 401(k) plan. As long as you are still working, you are never too old to contribute. If your employer offers group benefits that include a 401(k), you have an excellent way to save for retirement. No matter your age, if you are still working, you can take advantage of the tax benefits and any matching contributions...