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Friday, 12 July 2019 11:29

The Expanded HRA Rules

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In June, the Trump Administration issued new rules expanding the function of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) in an attempt to provide employers additional options for providing health coverage. These rules, which will go into effect in January 2020, create two new ways to offer pre-tax dollars for purchasing health coverage:…
The IRS recently announced the changes to the contribution limits for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2020. Also in this article, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive on HSAs. See if you know the answers before you read ours!
California has recently passed a new anti-harassment law that applies to employers with employees that live or work in California, regardless of what state the employer is based. SB 1343 was signed by Governor Brown, which requires employers with five or more total employees to provide sexual harassment training to…
On November 29th, the IRS announced an extension for furnishing 2018 IRS Forms, 1095-B and 1095-C to employees from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019 (IRS Notice 2018-94). The extension, however, does not extend the due date for employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage to file …
The Medicare Part D Notice is just one of the many compliance responsibilities to which most employer health plans are subject. Since this notice is due in just a couple of weeks, continue reading for what you need to do.
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due July 31, 2018 for employers with any type of self-funded plan and/or a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. The fee helps fund unbiased research that evaluates the clinical effectiveness of medical treatments regardless of the profit potential. This fee is also known…
Friday, 04 May 2018 10:00

2019 HSA Limits Announced

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The IRS has published inflation-adjusted Health Saving Account (HSA) contribution limits for 2019, along with minimum deductible and maximum-out-of-pocket expenses for the high deductible health plans (HDHP) associated with HSAs.
Monday, 16 April 2018 15:08

HIPAA Compliance Made Easy

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HIPAA is an important guideline for employers, health care practitioners, and insurance companies to follow. Since the fines for non-compliance can be in the tens of thousands of dollars, it’s imperative that employers pay attention to their obligations in keeping employees’ information private.
In 2014, Colorado legalized same sex marriage, which allowed a spouse of either gender to be a qualified dependent for benefits. Domestic partnership is still a different situation. A domestic partner is defined as an employee’s unmarried partner who lives with them and is of the same or opposite sex.…
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:16

Review your HIPAA Practices

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to protect the privacy of healthcare consumers, including who has access to a patient’s medical records and who can be designated to act on their behalf. You have probably filled out a HIPAA Authorization or Acknowledgment form for…
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