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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

    Treatment of FSA accounts upon employment termination.
  3. HSA Identity Verification

    Overview of identity verification requirements for HSA accounts.
  4. Sponsor Approval of 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. 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 ...
  6. Leave of Absence - FSA Guidelines

    Treatment of FSA accounts during leave of absence.
  7. HSA Employer FAQ

    Frequently asked employer-related HSA questions.
  8. 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...
  9. First Time Logging In

    Once your account access has been set up by your Sentinel Benefits representative, you can create an account on the employer portal. To do this, visit the Employers home page at sentinelgroup.com and select the "log in" option. Follow th...
  10. Who is the Plan Administrator?

    The person(s) or entity identified in the plan document as having responsibility for running the plan. It may be the employer, a committee, a company executive or someone hired for that purpose (3(16) Plan Administrator). A Plan Administrator may be...