Account Implementation & Renewal Specialist

Acumen is hiring! Do you like to work in a fast-paced environment? Is customer service your superhero power? Acumen is seeking a Part-Time Account Implementation & Renewal Specialist to join our dynamic team in our West Des Moines office. In this role, you will assist in securing client information, compiling…
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She’s a champion!

Angie’s Story Angie Schroeder is a champion! She is celebrating her 11th year of being cancer free and she’s also a champion for annual mammograms starting at age 40. Her breast cancer diagnosis happened when she was just 41, at only her second mammogram ever. Her diagnosis and start of…
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It is a part of me, but it does not define me!

Tamme’s Story “Stay positive no matter what!” “Smile!” “Hold your core group of family and friends close!” These are the things that Tamme Forret says got her through the hardest times of her journey of diagnosis, treatment and beating breast cancer. She says, “Good things happen when you are positive…
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2022 Webinars from Acumen

Calling all early birds! Register in advance for all of our 2022 webinars. Check out our list of 2022 webinar topics below and click on the links for early registration. February 15: Disability Overview March 8: COBRA General Administration April 12: Wisdom Network Overview May 10: FMLA  June 14: Non-Discrimination…
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The American Rescue Plan Act & Impact on Employers

The American Rescue Plan Act & Impact on Employers On March 10, 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and the President signed it into law on March 11, 2021. The ARPA includes over $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief and contains updates to certain benefits laws to…
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Temporary Special Rules for FSAs

IRS Guidance on Temporary Special Rules for FSAs On February 28, 2021, the IRS released clarification to special rules for Section 125 plans and health and dependent care FSAs. Notice 2021-15 is intended to clarify the application of special rules that were outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (signed into…
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Reconciling Your Insurance Invoices

You’ve successfully completed your annual open enrollment and you receive a carrier invoice. Now what? It’s time to reconcile your invoice to your payroll deductions. This is a critical step and one you should do monthly to ensure employees are enrolled in the correct insurance plans and you are paying…
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2021 Plan Limits

Many employee benefit plans are subject to annual contribution limits and these may change each year due to inflation. Below are the plans that have updated contribution limits for 2021: HSA (Health Savings Account): Individual: $3,600 ($50 increase from 2020) Family: $7,200 ($100 increase from 2020) HDHP Out-of-Pocket Maximum (High Deductible Health…
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Webinar: Workplace Wellness

Do workplace wellness programs work? Do they lower healthcare costs? Which strategies motivate employees to participate? We brought in our resident expert on workplace wellness, Maria Drees, to answer these questions during our November webinar: Workplace Wellness: Strategies to promote health and wellness at the workplace. Our presentation was centered…
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Review Your Insurance Invoices

Any time your organization has new hires, terminations, or employee life event changes, get in the habit of reviewing your invoices from your insurance carriers. You’ll want to compare your insurance carrier invoices against the recent changes to make sure you are being invoiced the correct amount. Better yet, you…
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