10 FSA-Eligible Items You Could Be Missing Out On
November 10, 2016
What you already know

You are likely aware that, as a part of your benefits package from your employer, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contributions can be used to cover doctor visits (preventative, primary care, and specialists) and prescriptions.

IRS Nixes Individual Policy Arrangements
November 07, 2016

As we enter in to the calendar year 2017 enrollment season, it’s as good a time as any to remind everyone that the IRS has again made clear that employer-paid plans for individual health insurance plans are no longer viable under the Affordable Care...

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 everyone. Whether you’re an employer...

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 increase in 2017 to $2600 (up...

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 offers employees certain benefits...

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 are today and how they view...
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 expected, the EEOC has taken a...

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 “track” more health benefits plans...