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Measuring and Improving Health Care Literacy: New Tools for Employers

As part of the benefits communication services we provide to our clients, we are pleased to announce the availability of a new tool that may help employers measure and improve health care literacy. This tool may be especially helpful for employers that have chosen to self-fund their plans as well as those that have (or [...]

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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 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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IRS Clarifies How FSA Carryovers Affect HSA Eligibility

In October 2013, the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule associated with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) was relaxed a bit. Under the modified rule, employers with health FSAs may allow participants to carry over up to $500 in unused funds into the next plan year. While this change was looked at positively by many, there have been also been a [...]

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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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