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Final Rule Announced for 2020: HRAs that Reimburse Individual Health Premiums

Change to Take Effect for 2020 Plan Years A new final rule lets all employers offer health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to pay for employees’ individual health insurance policy premiums, if certain conditions…

HSA Contribution Limits and Minimum Deductibles Released for 2020

The IRS has announced the 2020 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under the Internal Revenue Code. Annual Contribution Limitation For calendar year 2020, the annual limitation on…

2018 Annual Employee Benefits Survey Released

This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and employer opinions. The 2018 survey included almost 2,160…

Reminder: PCORI Fees Due Soon

Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans—including some level funded funded  and pool plans, health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs)—are reminded that they are responsible for…

2019 HSA Limits and Cost Sharing Limits Released

IRS Releases 2019 HSA and HDHP Limits HSA Contribution Limits Announced for 2019 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as…

2018 HSA Contribution Limit Re-established at $6,900

Contribution Limit for Individuals with HDHP Family Coverage Previously Set at $6,850 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has re-established $6,900 as the 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution limit for…

2017 US Employee Benefits Study

This annual Met Life survey of employers and employees highlights the demographic shifts that are disrupting the workplace and redefining employees’ workplace expectations. The 2017 survey included over 2,500 interviews…

IRS Decreases 2018 HSA Contribution Limit Drops $50 for Family

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the 2018 annual limitation on health savings account (HSA) contributions by individuals with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) is now $6,850….

IRS “Pay or Play” Penalty Letters Coming

Employers Will Have Opportunity to Respond Before Penalty Assessment The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will begin mailing employers letters informing them of their potential liability for…

Reminder: Second Transitional Reinsurance Program Payment Due Nov. 15

Final Payment Due for Contributing Entities That Opted for Two-Part Contribution The second transitional reinsurance contribution payment for the 2016 benefit year is due November 15, 2017 for issuers and certain self-insured group…