< Back to Thought Leadership

Most Required Minimum Distributions Waived for 2020

Did you know that as of March 27, 2020, most Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) were waived for the 2020 calendar year? That means that if you normally take an RMD from your IRA or business retirement plan, except for pension plans, you are not required to take that distribution for 2020.

In most cases, if you depend on your regular RMD for income, you are still able to request to take the same distribution amount. It just is not required for 2020.

Did you take a scheduled distribution early in the year before the waiver was passed? The IRS is permitting anyone who has taken an RMD so far in 2020 and really does NOT want that taxable distribution for 2020, to re-deposit that withdrawal as a rollover contribution as long as it is done before August 31, 2020.

Changes in your income due to the change in RMD requirements for 2020 may require some additional tax planning. To get more details about waived RMDs, discuss your current situation, or schedule an appointment for tax planning, please contact your local Blue & Co. advisor.

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What is Your Plan Paying For?

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What is Your Plan Paying For?

The world of pharmacy benefits continues to get more complicated, and that is unfortunately not an accident. Pharmacy benefit managers, also known as PBMs, such as Optum, CVS Health, and Express Scripts, cover more than 80% of the American public’s pharmacy needs. Due to their size and control over the pharmacy industry, they can negotiate […]

Learn More
pharmacy benefits

On-Demand Webinar: Transparency and Control, Demystifying Pharmacy Benefits

The world of pharmacy benefits is not transparent by design — pharmacy benefit managers do not want you to look into where your costs are truly going. Join Blue & Co., LLC on Tuesday, April 13 from noon to 1 p.m. for a webinar where our team of Pharmacy Consultants will explain how pharmacy benefit […]

Learn More
Revenue Improvement

Revenue Improvement Case Study: Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy

Blue & Co. reviewed publicly available information on a 120 bed, non-profit, acute-care hospital. The data suggested there was revenue improvement opportunity in their outpatient physical and occupational therapy departments. The department had approximately 27,000 patient visits the previous year. During an assessment, we co-validated a significant set of revenue improvement opportunities: charge capture improvement, […]

Learn More