Time to begin process to report Provider Relief Funds

Healthcare providers who received more than $10,000 in federal Provider Relief Funds through the CARES Act will have a little longer to report how those funds were used but should still go ahead and establish a reporting account. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this month that the February 15, 2021, deadline […]

Tips for keeping cash flowing in restaurants

We are aware of the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on McDonald’s owner/operators and the restaurant industry in general. McDonald’s Corp. has provided some relief with rent deferrals and suspension of major remodeling projects. There are other ways, as well, that owner/operators can manage cash flow in your restaurants while traffic is diminished […]

Antares Group to close offices until April 1 amid COVID-19 outbreak

The spread and impact of COVID-19 is wide-reaching and evolving daily. We are continuing to monitor the developments of the outbreak and how this affects our clients and our staff.  We are taking the appropriate steps, as recommended by the CDC and WHO, to support the ongoing health and safety of our employees, their families, our clients and the surrounding communities. […]

Thinking long-term about health care

Our medical needs don’t get any easier as we get older, so it is increasingly important that we take advantage of the options that are available. Fall is when open enrollment season begins for health insurance coverage, but retirees and aging Americans also can take advantage of open enrollment for Medicare plans. The open enrollment […]

New Treasury Department rules clarify ‘specified service trade or business’

In some ways the sweeping tax reform law that was passed at the end of 2017 left as many questions unanswered as it answered. Just last week, the Treasury Department issued rules that seek to clarify some issues related to qualified business income. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new provision, Section 199A, which […]

No changes in healthcare yet, even with Trump executive order

President Trump signed an executive order this month that is being described in the media as a step in dismantling the Affordable Care Act. For now, however, healthcare remains business as usual. While the executive order signed Oct. 12 could result in some significant changes – such as greater access to association health plans and […]

Her loss is her gain

Rachel Commerford has lost a lot this year – nearly 30 pounds. Last summer, Rachel and her family moved to Florida. Making that transition shined a light on something that had been bothering her for some time. “I was just feeling blah all the time. Moving to Florida, I noticed that everybody is outside all […]

A healthy consideration

A popular incentive for business owners is to provide their employees health club or gym memberships. It is important to note, however, that employers who pay for a fitness program offsite for employees must include that cost as a fringe benefit in the employees’ compensation and report it on their W-2s. Once the membership fees […]