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House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills

On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills that are collectively known as the American Health Care Act. The purpose of the Act is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While it’s absolutely possible that debate on this legislation may result in changes, we encourage [...]

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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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Animated Employee Benefits Video: Moving to a High Deductible Health Plan

Is your company looking for new ways to educate employees about high-deductible health plan options that may be available to them? If so, we are excited to announce that we have a new animated video available for our clients to put to use. Entitled “Moving to a High Deductible Health Plan“, this video explains how [...]

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New Animated Video for Employee Education: 7 Tips for Health Care Spending

I’m happy to share the news that the latest video in the “Know Your Benefits” series is now available. Entitled “7 Tips for Health Care Spending“, this animated video provides practical suggestions and insight to help employees gain more control over their health care costs. It highlights key areas such as emergency room care, reviewing [...]

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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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ACA and the Cadillac Tax – Will Your Company Feel the Impact?

On December 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into a law a bill that delays implementation of the Cadillac Tax until 2020. While many organizations have been focused on the Employer Reporting Requirements and “Pay or Play” rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year, there is another Health Care Reform provision that certainly [...]

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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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Are Employees Happy with Your Company’s Benefits Program?

How happy are your employees with the current benefits being offered by your organization? According to a recent study by Unum, “employee ratings of their workplaces and benefits packages are at their lowest levels since 2008.” In addition, only 33 percent of employees rated the benefits education they received in the past year as excellent or [...]

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