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DECEMBER 2014: ACA Guidance Restricts Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Summary: If a church wishes to assist staff members with the cost of individual health insurance premiums, the church should do so only as a salary bonus which is not related to the individual obtaining health insurance.
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Alert: Make Sure W2 Reporting is Correct for Healthcare Premiums

Individual healthcare premiums paid by employer are taxable income in 2014.
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Latest Clergy Housing Allowance Case Dismissed

While the current case is ended, there will likely be more challenges to the housing allowance.
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Visit FCMM at the 2015 EFCA Theology Conference

Join us for a pre-conference luncheon, an update session, or an individual consultation at this year's EFCA Theology Conference.
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Another Option for Providing LTD Plan

Each employer chooses whether to offer the FCMM Long Term Disability Plan as an employee benefit (paid by employer) or as payroll deduction (employee pays premium by payroll deduction). What’s the difference?
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Employer Adoption Agreement is Essential

The Employer Adoption Agreement (Form 20) is an important legal agreement whereby the church/employer officially adopts the FCMM Retirement Plan.
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Understanding the Strategy & Benefits of Option C

Option C, titled Conservative Growth with Annuity Benefit Fund, is unique among FCMM's retirement plan investment options.
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Developments in Clergy Housing Allowance Case

The Church Alliance, a coalition to which FCMM belongs, has filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief in the Seventh Circuit housing allowance case.
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New Resources on Taxability of Health Insurance Benefits

Information on different methods through which staff can receive health insurance coverage and whether your church and your staff can pay for such coverage on a pre-tax or after-tax basis.
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The Value of Setting Up a Salary Continuation Plan

A Salary Continuation Plan, set up in advance by a church, can provide additional support for a church staff member during the difficult time of disability. Such a plan can cover a potential gap for a disabled staff member during the Long Term Disability Plan's 90 day elimination period.
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Alert: Individual Health Insurance Loses Tax Benefit

Effective for health insurance plan years starting on or after January 1, 2014, individuals who obtain insurance through the public—or private—marketplace exchanges may not deduct their premiums as medical expense and may not be reimbursed tax-free by their employer.
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FCMM Planning Resources at EFCA Theology Conference

Take advantage of the FCMM planning workshops and individual consultations available at the 2014 EFCA Theology Conference.

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