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IRS Announces 2018 HSA Limits
May 05, 2017

Yesterday, the IRS announced the HSA limits for 2018. The changes from the 2017 limits are as follows:

Maximum Contributions

  • Individual coverage: $3,450 ($50 increase from 2017)
  • Family coverage: $6,900 ($150 increase from 2017)

Minimum deductible

  • ...
Congressional Republicans Announce Probable Starting...
January 31, 2017
This week a group of Republican Senators unveiled the “Patient Freedom Act” (PFA), which will likely be the initial framework for the “replace” part of their effort to “repeal-and-replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Spearheaded by Senator Bill...

What President Trump’s First ACA-Related Executive Order...
January 23, 2017

As expected, within hours of his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump issued an executive order regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which he and other Republicans have opposed since its inception.

Media reports...

Another Court Takes A Narrow View Of “Church-Affiliated”...
December 22, 2016

For a long time after the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in the early 1970s, many employers considering themselves religious organizations took refuge in ERISA’s exception for such organizations. And, early on, many...

Stand-Alone HRAs are Back! (For Some Small Employers...
December 19, 2016

Last week, the president signed the "21st Century Cures Act" into law, which addresses a number of health policy issues and also funds certain research programs.

Furthermore--and most importantly to our clients and partners--the new law allows small...

“Pre-tax,” “Post-tax,” “Non-Taxable”—What does all of...
December 14, 2016

FSAs, HRAs, HSAs and CRAs are creatures of the federal tax code, which is notoriously complicated. To try to make things easier, we in the benefits industry sometimes use shorthand and other jargon, but sometimes these only complicate things further...

What Do November’s Surprising Election Results Mean For...
December 08, 2016

In the days and weeks leading up to November 8, most people in our industry had begun preparations for a Democratic presidential administration, a Democratic Senate and a somewhat weakened Republican-led House of Representatives. Most dependable...

Will Over-The-Counter Medications Make A Comeback?
November 30, 2016

Many supporters of the overall aims of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) nevertheless agree that its provisions stripping health FSA participants and HSA account holders of the right to use their accounts to purchase over-the-counter medications without...