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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 t...
  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. 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 ...
  5. How to EFILE Form 5500 (5500-SF) - Sentinel Web Client

    1. Visit sentinelgroup.com and select Login > Employers to access the employer portal login screen 2. Enter your email address and password to access the employer portal. If you have never logged into the employer portal, learn more about your...
  6. 5500 Requirements for Reimbursement Accounts

    There is currently no annual filing requirement for Section 125 Plans. However, the underlying benefits may be required to file a Form 5500 if they are considered a Health & Welfare Plan. Group Health Insurance Coverage and Health FSAs are two e...
  7. Leave of Absence - FSA Guidelines

    If a participant goes on a qualified unpaid leave while they are still considered an active employee (e.g. Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 - FMLA), the participant has two options for managing their Flexible Spending Account for the remainder o...
  8. What are the Allowable Safe Harbor Reasons for Hardship Withdrawals?

    Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans, if elected under the plan's Adoption Agreement, may allow for withdrawals when an immediate and heavy financial needs is evident. While a Plan Administrator may offer hardship requirements other then those to be ...
  9. Sentinel Contact Information (Reimbursement Accounts)

    For Employers: When you have plan questions, please feel free to contact your account manager directly. If you are unsure who to contact, please use one of the general contact options below and a member of the team will get back to you soon: Em...
  10. 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 ...