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  1. Nondiscrimination Testing - Section 125

    What is Section 125 Nondiscrimination Testing? Your plan allows employees to pay for their health care and dependent care expenses on a pre‐tax basis. This saves both the employer and the employee money on Income taxes and Social Security taxes....
  2. Termination of Employment - FSA Guidelines

    Medical Reimbursement FSAs - A terminated employee is not eligible for reimbursement of claims for services that occurred after the separation from service. However, if the employee incurred expenses prior to the separation from service, those clai...
  3. HSA Identity Verification

    HSA accounts are covered by the U.S. Patriot Act which has strict guidelines in place for verifying the account holder's identity. As part of the verification process Sentinel must verify the customer's name, physical address, date of birth ...
  4. How to EFILE Form 5500 (5500-SF) - Sentinel Web Client

    Visit www.sentinelgroup.com and hover over “I am an Employer” Login with your credentials: Visit www.sentinelgroup.com Click on the Employer Login tab and select Retirement Accounts Enter your User ID and Password to access you...
  5. Adding or Updating FSA Enrollments

    As employees join your organization and experience qualifying life events, you may need to enroll new participants or update election amounts through the online Employer Portal.  Creating a new employee profile and enrollment: Log into ...
  6. Sponsor Approval of Participant Distribution Requests

    If you have received notification that an employee is requesting a distribution/withdrawal from their retirement account, the request must be approved by a authorized signer.  You can be considered an authorized signer if you have received the ...
  7. Obtaining EFAST2 Credentials

    The EFAST2 electronic filing requirements for Form 5500 require that you sign the Form 5500 electronically. In order to sign the Form 5500, you will need to obtain filing signer credentials. The Department of Labor (DOL) will not permit us to obtai...
  8. Uploading the Annual Census Verification & Annual Employer Package

    To upload the Annual Census Verification & Annual Employer Package at the close of the Plan Year, please follow these steps: 1. Log in with your access credentials to the  Plan Sponsor Dashboard here . 2. From the Plan Sponsor Dashboard,...
  9. Plan Compliance Calendar

    Compliance Calendar (for printing or saving) ...
  10. FSA Qualifying Events & Election Changes

    Change in number of dependents (birth/adoption) Change in marital status (marriage/divorce) Change in employment status (hiring/termination) (employee/spouse/dependent, must affect eligibility) Change in dependent status affecting eligibility (e...