Open Enrollment – Benefits Reminders

For many working individuals, open enrollment season is here again and that provides opportunity to confirm and enhance your benefit elections for the coming year. If you experienced life changes or transitions in 2019 (e.g., getting married) or if you are planning for a big event in 2020 (e.g., having a baby), it is especially… Read more »

Financial trends in health insurance

As health insurance open enrollment season will soon be upon us, there’s a lot of news and activity in the health insurance marketplace to consider. If you’re a consumer or a business owner, it’s important to be aware of a few key shifts happening around us and to understand what those shifts could mean for… Read more »

Back to School Checklist

With the 2019-2020 academic school year around the corner, the JNBA Financial Planning Committee wanted to provide some reminders for parents and students as you prepare for the upcoming school year. Estate Planning Documents Once a student turns 18 years old, it is important for them to have documents in place that will allow a… Read more »

Cybersecurity – Top 10 Tips

Nowadays, humans pose an even higher risk to an organization’s cybersecurity defense than software flaws and vulnerabilities. Luckily, common sense thinking can be more effective against cyber criminals than sophisticated tools. Here are 10 cybersecurity tips to help protect yourself and your organization from security threats. 1. Be cautious with links and attachments in emails.… Read more »

2018 Tax Filing Reminders

IRA Contributions If you need to confirm your IRA contributions already made for 2018 or are considering moving money from a non-IRA account to an IRA for your 2018 contribution, remember to allow time for processing to meet the April 15 deadline. QCD – Qualified Charitable Distribution If you are over age 70 ½ and… Read more »

Important Things to Know About IRAs

An individual retirement account (IRA) allows you to save for retirement with tax-deferred or tax-free growth. You can even control what happens to the IRA after you die. Below are nine questions and answers designed to help you understand how IRAs work. How do you contribute to a regular IRA? You can make annual cash… Read more »