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Transgender Health Benefits: Best Practices And Legal Considerations
A growing number of medical organizations, courts and administrative bodies have stated that transition-related medical care is medically necessary and should be covered by employer-sponsored medical plans.
United States
4 Sep 2019
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Genetic Testing Kits And FSAs
The IRS issued a private letter ruling (PLR) this week indicating that an FSA (and presumably an HSA and HRA) may reimburse a portion of the purchase of genetic testing and reports regarding ancestry
United States
28 Aug 2019
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A New Day For The HRA
The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have released final rules removing the prohibition on pairing HRAs with individual health policies.
United States
2 Aug 2019
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IRS Expands Scope Of Preventive Care Under Health Savings Account Rules
A new IRS notice will allow many with chronic health conditions who participate in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) with health savings accounts (HSAs)
United States
31 Jul 2019
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Increase In Health FSA Contribution Limit Just Announced
Yesterday, November 15, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased the annual maximum salary reduction limit for contributions to a health flexible spending account to $2,700.
United States
22 Nov 2018
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Paving The Way For More HRAs
President Trump signed an executive order last year directing the Secretaries of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services to consider proposing regulations to "increase the usability of HRAs."
United States
7 Nov 2018
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All Together Now: DOL Finalizes Rule For Association Health Plans
The US Department of Labor published a final rule that makes it easier for a group or association of employers to act as a single "employer" sponsor of an Association Health Plan under ERISA.
United States
3 Jul 2018
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IRS Announces Limits For Health Savings Accounts And High-Deductible Health Plans For 2019
The table below compares the applicable dollar limits for HSAs and HDHPs for 2018 and 2019.
United States
21 May 2018
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IRS Announces HSA Contribution Limit Increase For 2018
On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased the 2018 maximum deductible Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution for taxpayers with family coverage under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) to $6,900.
United States
3 May 2018
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The Basics Of Health Savings Accounts And Health Flexible Spending Accounts
In a recent webinar, Jake Mattinson and Sarah Raaii discussed the basics of health savings accounts (HSAs) and health flexible spending accounts.
United States
16 Aug 2017
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Senate Rejects Proposals To Repeal And Replace Affordable Care Act
Senate Republicans failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care at the end of July.
United States
14 Aug 2017
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New FAQs Address Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act, And The Women's Health And Cancer Rights Act
Recent guidance clarifies important issues under the Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act.
United States
19 May 2016
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IRS Announces Limits For Health Savings Accounts And High-Deductible Health Plans For 2017
Recently the IRS announced (see Revenue Procedure 2016-28) cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans for 2017.
United States
5 May 2016
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Employee Benefits Implications Of Supreme Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
On June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that it is unconstitutional for a state to ban same-sex couples from exercising the fundamental right to marry.
United States
1 Jul 2015
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Supreme Court Rejects Latest Challenge To Affordable Care Act: What Are Employers' Obligations Going Forward?
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
United States
1 Jul 2015
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Supreme Court Rejects Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act: What Are Employers' Obligations Going Forward?
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): the tax credits that allow millions of Americans to afford health care insurance on the public exchanges.
United States
29 Jun 2015
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EEOC Issues Guidance On Employer Provided Wellness Programs
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released long-awaited proposed guidance (the proposed rule) relating to employer wellness programs.
United States
22 Apr 2015
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IRS Publishes Final Forms And Instructions On Information Reporting Under The Affordable Care Act
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final forms and instructions addressing information reporting requirements applicable to employers and insurers under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.
United States
18 Feb 2015
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Supreme Court To Review Same-Sex Marriage Cases
The Supreme Court of the United States announced on January 16, 2015, that it would review four cases challenging the constitutionality of state laws banning same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
United States
4 Feb 2015
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Employer Shared Responsibility Payments And Reporting Requirements Under The Affordable Care Act: Code Sections 6055 And 6056
There are two types of employer shared responsibility payments, also known as pay or play penalties, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
22 Sep 2014
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