Author Archives: Ventris

Commercial Insurance Advisor

Job Description A Commercial Insurance Advisor identifies prospects for business from existing and prospective clients, and evaluates risk unique to each business.  Maintains a consistently strong and active new business…

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…

Compliance Alert – Increased Tax Savings for 2018

  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a number of inflation-adjusted tax items for 2018, some of which remain unchanged.   *Flexbile Spending Accounts (FSAs)  The annual dollar limit on employee…

#metoo – Sexual harassment in the workplace…are you doing enough to protect your employees and your business?

  Before one of the largest sexual harassment scandals in history broke a few weeks ago (in terms of the number of women allegedly affected), there were names such as…

Workplace Wellness Planning and Resources

Engage your employees by creating a happy and healthy work environment. Join us to learn about some great resources available through Ventris on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:00 AM.

New Expiration Date for Health Insurance Exchange Notices is May 31, 2020

Model Notices Previously Set to Expire on May 31, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the effective date of its model Health Insurance…