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IRS Releases 2017 Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits

The IRS has announced the 2017 annual contribution amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Individuals: In 2017, the maximum annual contribution will be $3,400 Families: In 2017, the maximum annual contribution will be $6,750 This represents a $50 increase for individuals over the 2016 contribution limit. However, the limit for families is not being changed. […]

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New Animated Employee Video: Choosing the Right Health Care Provider

We are happy to announce that the latest animated video in the “Know Your Benefits” employee communication series is now available for download. Entitled “Know Where to Go – Choosing the Right Health Care Provider“, this video provides guidelines on when employees should head to their doctor’s office, visit urgent care, or take a trip […]

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IRS Releases Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits for 2016

On May 4th, 2015, the IRS released the contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2016. While the limits have been increased gradually over the past couple of years, only some of the HSA limits will increase for 2016. The following table illustrates the 2015/2016 comparisons for HSA limits: We hope that […]

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Massachusetts Insurance Companies Launch Online Cost-Comparison Tools

To help people take more control over their potential healthcare costs, the state of Massachusetts recently launched the “Get The Deal on Care” website. This website was created in partnership with 13 Massachusetts health insurance companies. The launch of the site follows 2012 regulations that mandate insurers provide online cost-estimating tools. As opposed to housing cost-comparison […]

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Preparing for Open Enrollment: Managing Health Care Costs with Consumer-Driven Health Plans

With the fall season soon approaching, the thoughts of many employers have turned towards their employee benefits open enrollment period. According to a report, one significant way employers will seek to manage health care costs in 2015 is through consumer-driven health plans. The article, which highlights a recent survey from the National Business Group on Health, […]

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How Employers Can Fill the Need for Online Health Information

Regardless of what type of benefit plans your company may be offering right now, it’s almost a certainty that your employees are spending time online as they seek answers to their healthcare questions. In fact, a recent study by Makovsky Health and Kelton identified consumers’ top three go-to websites for this type of information. The list […]

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Healthcare News for Small Businesses: Repeal of ACA’s Deductible Limit Provision

On April 1st, 2014, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” was signed into law by President Obama. While the main provisions of the Act focus on pay rates and the ICD-10 Code conversion, there is another part that may impact your business. Specifically, the Act eliminates the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) annual deductible limit that applied […]

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