Avoid Common Pitfalls with Your Employee Benefits: Pitfall No. 4 – Paystubs

  |   Practice Management

This is the third in a weekly series of four articles by financial expert Mackenzie Martin. The first article focused on pitfalls in employee insurance benefits and article number two outlines retirement plan pitfalls. Article three focused on pitfalls in other employee benefits. PAY STUBS Pitfall #1: What is Your Tax Withholding? Your tax withholding numbers are usually small and hidden somewhere in the corner of your pay stub. Look for something like “M-0" which means married, claiming no deductions, or...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy - FDA The need for veterinary profession-wide data analytics - VIN Market trends influence access to veterinarians in rural areas- Medical Daily New payroll tax is pioneering experiment to help Washington state seniors age at home – Seattle Times Lowering radiation exposure in your veterinary practice – Veterinary Practice News Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes - Q13 FOX New study suggests that skull shape may not be the only...

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Get calls about bats? Use this handy guide

  |   Animal Health

The Washington State Department of Health is pleased to introduce their Guide for Veterinary Offices for Handling Calls about Bat Encounters. The new guide strengthens the connections between veterinary hospitals and their local health department and guides veterinary staff when responding to public calls concerning bat encounters. It stresses the importance of public contacting their local health department immediately to triage possible human and pet rabies exposure. In addition, the Department refreshed the look of their fact sheet, Safely Capturing Bats...

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Thanks for taking our Member Engagement Survey. And the results are…

  |   WSVMA News

In March, we hired new staff member Samantha Breider to help us attract new members through creative new services and programs that benefit the membership. Samantha quickly organized a survey of which 268 of you answered. Thank you! Survey questions ranged from finding out how well you liked our programs to what new services you would like to see, and how you want to engage with each other. We gained valuable insight from the survey. The areas that you want us...

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Avoid Common Pitfalls with Your Employee Benefits: Pitfall No. 3 – Other Benefits

  |   Practice Management

This is the third in a weekly series of four articles by financial expert Mackenzie Martin. The first article focused on pitfalls in employee insurance benefits and article number two outlines retirement plan pitfalls. Articles 4 will focus on pitfalls in paystubs. OTHER BENEFITS Pitfall #1: Health Savings Account (HSA) Or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? Both types of accounts allow you to set aside pre-tax money. A health savings account (HSA) is money specifically set aside for health care, while a Flex...

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