Federal Employment Law Update – January 2018 | Virginia Benefit Advisors

WHD Revises Test for Unpaid Internships On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB No. 2018-2) establishing that the primary beneficiary test, rather than the six-point test, will determine whether interns at for-profit employers are employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act … Continued

Life Insurance for a Family of One | Virginia Benefit Advisors

We spend a lot of time talking about how couples, families and businesses can protect their financial futures with life insurance. But what about if you are single—do you need life insurance, too? There are those people who have no children, no one depending on their income, no ongoing financial obligations and sufficient cash to … Continued

Here’s Why You Need Critical Illness Insurance (But Maybe Your Parents or Grandparents Didn’t) | Virginia Benefit Advisors

One thing that makes critical illness insurance unique is that it was not created by an insurance company, but by a world-famous heart surgeon, Dr. Marius Barnard. He was part of the team, headed by his brother, Christian Barnard, that successfully performed the first human heart transplant. Dr. Barnard was practicing medicine in South Africa, … Continued

Life Insurance Primary Vs. Contingent Beneficiaries | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Life insurance is intended to give financial security to family members or business associates when you die. Your insurance company wants to make sure your policy’s proceeds are delivered to the person or persons designated to receive them. The recipient of your life insurance settlement is called a beneficiary. There are two main types of … Continued

IRS Announces 2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits | Virginia Benefit Advisors

On October 27, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2016-62 announcing cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Many pension plan limitations will not change in 2017 because the increase in the cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. … Continued