Category Archives: Benefits News

2018 HSA Limit for Family Coverage Changed Again

On April 26, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-27 to announce another change to the 2018 family health savings account (HSA) contribution limit…. Read More »

Federal Court Rules Past Salary Cannot Justify Unequal Pay

IMPORTANT DATES April 9, 2018 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that the Equal Pay Act requires pay equity between genders… Read More »

Initiatives to Fight Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 29.1 million Americans have… Read More »

Medicare Part D Notices Due by October 15, 2017

Employers with health care plans that include prescription drugs must notify Medicare-eligible individuals by October 15 of each year whether the drug coverage is “creditable.” Each… Read More »

ACA PCORI Fees Due July 31, 2017

OVERVIEW The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to help patients, clinicians, payers and the public make informed health decisions… Read More »

Overtime Rules: House Passes Changes

OVERVIEW On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (also known as H.R. 1180). If approved, H.R. 1180… Read More »

ACA Repeal and Replace Update

OVERVIEW On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it… Read More »

ACA REPEAL STATUS – INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT

Highlights On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act… Read More »

ACA Deadline Reminder and Final Forms

  As a reminder, the deadline for furnishing individual statements for 2016 has been extended to March 2, 2017. Employers must file with the… Read More »