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Benefits Buzz July 2020

IRS Announces HSA and HDHP Limits for 2021 The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2020-32 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2021. These limits vary based on whether an … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz June 2020

Updated Model COBRA Notices Available   The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new model notices for group health plan administrators to use to comply with COBRA notification requirements. Although plan administrators are not required to use the updated model … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz May 2020

IRS Allows HDHPs to Cover COVID-19 Costs The IRS recently issued Notice 2020-15 to advise that high deductible health plans (HDHPs) can pay for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing and treatment before plan deductibles have been met, without jeopardizing their … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz April 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to ACA The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case involved is Texas v. Azar, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA’s … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz February 2020

Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed The federal spending bill signed into law at the end of 2019 repealed three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Cadillac tax The medical devices excise tax The … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz January 2020

New Summary of Benefits and Coverage Template Will Be Required for 2021 Recently, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an updated template and related materials for the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). These … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz December 2019

FSA Contribution and Other Benefits Limits Rise for 2020 The IRS announced an increase to flexible spending account (FSA) contribution limits for the 2020 plan year. Individuals can contribute $2,750 in 2020, up $50 from the previous year. Since this … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz April 2019

Deadline Extended for EEO-1 Filing from March to May 31, 2019 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has extended the deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 Reports for 2018. The reports are now due by May 31, 2019. What is … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz March 2019

Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020 Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This proposed rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable … Continue reading

Benefits Buzz February 2019

It’s That Time of the Year Again for ACA Reporting The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created reporting rules under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 that require certain employers to provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they … Continue reading

Plan Implementation

Securing the best insurance package for your business begins with planning. Analyzing all your risks is critical to successful implementation of your employer group benefits.

Data Analysis

Data analysis allows you to manage and reduce your claims activity. By analyzing your losses, we can help you develop cost containment strategies and employee communication campaigns.

Communications

Understanding the increased complexity of employee benefits is a challenge. Staying abreast of the issues you face and developing strategies to meet the constant demands of business can give you a competitive edge.