MAY 5TH, 2017

2018 HSA Limits Released

The IRS released the 2018 figures for HSAs in Revenue Procedure 2017-37 yesterday, May 4, 2017. The table below illustrates the new limits. Health Savings Account (HSA)       2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Minimum deductible amounts for the qualifying high-deductible health plan (HDHP) Individual coverage $1,250 $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 $1,350 Family coverage $2,500 $2,600 $2,600 $2,600 $2… Read More

DECEMBER 14TH, 2016

President Signs HRA Revisions

Yesterday, President Obama signed H.R. 34, which includes a variety of healthcare provisions, including the 21st Century Cures Act and the Peak1-supported HRA provision for eligible small employers. For HRA provision specifics, see page 824, section 18001 of the legislation. The provision allows for eligible small employers to offer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) that are funded solely by the employer to reimburse employees for qualified medical expenses, including health insurance pr… Read More
No doubt you've heard about the rise of Consumer Driven Healthcare in the market, but do you know what it takes to capture the opportunity? Within this on-demand webinar you'll learn about how we have the experience and understanding to help make winning with these accounts easy. Topics we discuss include:   •Health Savings Accounts (HSA) •Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) •Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) •Commuter Benefit Accounts •Dependent Care Accounts It only takes 30 minutes… Read More
November 7, 2016 Larry Grudzien, Attorney at Law    In Notice 2016-64, IRS increased the patient-centered outcomes research institute (PCORI) fee for health plan or policy years ending on or after October 1, 2016, but before October 1, 2017 by 9 cents to $2.26 times the average number of covered lives under the plan or policy.  The fee was $2.17 for health plan or policy years ending on or after October 1, 2015, but before October 1, 2016.   This temporary Affordable Care Act fee applies to… Read More
The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2017  annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2016-55 provides details about these annual adjustments. Of these adjustments, the following will be of most interest to ECFC members: For the taxable years beginning in 2017, the dollar limitation under § 125(i) on voluntary employee salary reductions for contributions to health flexible spend… Read More
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