Tag Archives: employee benefits

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…

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…

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…

Updated Health Insurance Exchange Notice

Model Notices Previously Expired on February 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the effective date of its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices…

2016 Employer 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 2016 survey included almost 1,900…

Cadillac/Excise Tax Delayed

  Today, President Obama signed legislation that will delay the Cadillac/excise tax for two more years until 2020.  Additionally the recent signed Omnibus bill suspends a “heath insurance tax” for insurers,…