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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Ken Zastrow

Ken Zastrow enjoys establishing a strong rapport with his clients. He believes that education is key in helping them understand their benefit plans. Ken has a strong background in underwriting and post-employment benefits. As Employee Benefits Consultant at National Insurance Services, Ken is responsible for the overall assessment and management of all an employer’s benefit plans including claim reconciliation, policy changes, renewals, and medical and dental analytics. He is also well versed in compliance, benefit integration, and early retiree benefits. Ken is a licensed insurance agent (Health, Life, Series 6 and Series 63) as well as a registered financial representative with GWN Securities. He works with schools, cities, and counties in Wisconsin.

Recent Articles by Ken Zastrow

COBRA Subsidy Expiration Notice Due

.5 minute read

The American Rescue Plan Act provides COBRA premium assistance to eligible individuals. One requirement is that plans must notify individuals about when their premium assistance...

COBRA Subsidy FAQs

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The IRS published frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the American Rescue Plan Act subsidies for continuation of health coverage under COBRA. The FAQs cover a variety of topics...

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Quarantine Recommendations Updated for Vaccinated Individuals

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their quarantine guidance regarding vaccinated individuals. Fully vaccinated individuals who meet certain criteria won’t be...

New Q&As Issued Regarding FFCRA Leave Requirements

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) contained an employee leave mandate which expired on December 31, 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has included two...

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2021 ACA Compliance Checklist

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Public sector organizations with group health plans should be aware of changes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements that take effect in 2021.

President Trump Issues America First Health Care Plan Executive Order

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President Trump recently introduced an executive order which outlines a new plan for affordable health care and medical billing. It’s called the America First Health Care Plan. The...

President Trump Extends Pandemic Relief

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President Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief since negotiations between lawmakers recently collapsed. The executive actions...

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Amended

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President Trump recently signed a bill which amended the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. It provides borrowers with more flexibility to spend PPP funds without...

CARES Act Changes Affect Retirement Plans, FSAs, & Dependent Care Accounts

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The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in March. It has made several changes to retirement and health care benefits to assist those who...

2020 IRS Contribution Limits

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Download our new 2020 IRS Contribution Limits Infosheet. This handy reference for public sector organizations highlights the contribution limits for your HSA, HRA, FSA, retirement...