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2021 Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits Released

The IRS has announced the 2021 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under the Internal Revenue Code. Annual Contribution LimitsFor calendar year 2021, the annual limit on…

Updated Model COBRA Notices

The General Notice and Election Notice Models Now Include Medicare Information On May 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued new model notices that group health plans may use…

House Passes Corona Virus Relief Bill

Senate Vote Expected This Week The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 14, 2020, following negotiations with the White House. The U.S. Senate is expected…

COVID-19 Guidance from DOL and IRS issued

Many employers are dealing with employment related questions related to COVID-19 planning. The Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and most health providers are providing update guidance. We’ve…

2019 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 2019 national survey included almost…

IRS Confirms ACA Penalties Still Apply

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service released an information letter regarding the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (pay or play) penalties. The information letter is intended to clarify the applicability of the…

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 “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…

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…