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Christine Bentson, CPA, RPA, CEBS

Christine Bentson, CPA, RPA, CEBS
Christine Bentson, employee benefits service area leader is a CPA, retirement plan associate, and certified employee benefit specialist. She specializes in establishing, designing and administering employee benefit and retirement planning services for closely-held business clients, as well as preparation of government reporting for welfare benefit plans. Christine has provided public accounting services at Redpath and Company since 1987.
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Recent Posts

HRA Plan Updates: New Individual Coverage HRAs (ICHRA) and Excepted Benefits HRAs (EBHRA)

Health plans are an important benefit that organizations offer their employees and starting in 2020, there are two new ones that organizations wanting to offer HRAs can consider.  HRA The HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement) is a type of plan...

Retirement on the Horizon? Tips for Retirement Catch-Up Saving After 50

Why should you know about catch-up retirement accounts? They can be a good strategy if you haven't saved quite as much as you want to have in retirement. This may be an excellent time to review these accounts as the annual contribution limits...

IRS Helps Company Differentiate on Benefits

Companies try a lot of different strategies to recruit and retain talent. Given lower participation in retirement savings plans among their younger generations of staff, one company took action. As a result, the IRS seems open to allowing...

401ks, Recent Tax Law Changes, and Hardship Distributions

Among other provisions, the Act made changes to the hardship distribution requirements in retirement plans.  These changes are effective for plan years beginning after December 31, 2018.

ACA Non-Compliance Penalties Are Coming to Town

Are you getting an ACA non-compliance letter for Christmas? The IRS has begun to issue proposed penalties to companies that are not offering health care coverage in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Letters regarding the proposed...

New HRA Option for Small Employers

President Obama signed new legislation on December 13, 2016 allowing small employers (those employers with fewer than 50 full-time employees with no group health plan) the ability to offer their employees a stand-alone health reimbursement...

New Overtime Rules Could Affect Employee Exemptions

Earlier this year the Department of Labor issued the final rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) related to exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. This final rule is effective December 1, 2016.