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Health Savings for Employees = Savings for You
November 01, 2016

In the healthcare industry, it’s important to look at both sides of saving: the employee and the employer. At Ameriflex, we love to educate the public on how implementing certain programs or approaches can benefit...

IRS Announces 2017 Inflation Adjustments
October 26, 2016

The IRS has announced inflation adjustments for 2017, confirming contribution limits for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and transportation and parking fringe benefits.

  • The contribution limit for medical FSAs will...

Don’t Fall For The Pre-Tax Wellness Program Scam
October 21, 2016

A small number of operators in the benefits industry have been selling so-called “tax-free” wellness programs to employers. IRS has taken notice, but not in a good way.

The pitch goes something like this: An employer...

Executive Spotlight: Anne Richter
October 18, 2016

Ameriflex is kicking off a monthly Motivational Monday series where we will be highlighting members of the Ameriflex executive team. These segments will give insight into how our executive officers got to where they...
EEOC Publishes Final Rules for Wellness Programs
October 13, 2016

Recently the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final rules applying the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) to wellness programs.

As...

New Proposed Form 5500 Rules Published
October 03, 2016

After the passage and implementation for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many in the benefits community wondered if the Department of Labor (DOL) would eventually try to update the Form 5500 rules as well in order to...

Ameriflex Radio Appearances: Listen Live Friday, May 20...
September 30, 2016

Health care costs are growing, but employee pay isn’t keeping up.

According to Fiscal Times, “…growing health care costs are leaving less room in employers’ budgets for employee paychecks… (and) that for a majority of...
HSA Guru Wonders If HHS Is Trying To Hurt HSAs
May 24, 2016

Roy Ramthun, widely known in the industry as the source-of-all-knowledge within the George W. Bush administration regarding health savings accounts (“HSAs”), has sounded an alarm regarding recent rules published by the...