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4 Steps to Increase Worksite Benefits Participation
May 25, 2018

What is worse than losing a group or losing to a competitor? Winning a group and getting really low participation.

Why does this happen? Are the employees afraid of losing money? Do they pay cash for everything? Do they think they won’t get sick?

The...

IRS Announces 2019 HSA Contribution Limits
May 16, 2018

The IRS released the 2019 inflation-adjusted contribution limit amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSA).

The amounts for HSAs for 2019 as compared to 2018 are as follows:

*See IRS Rev. Proc. 2018-27 which provided relief from the deduction...

3 Reasons Most People Think They Don't Need an FSA
April 30, 2018

3 Reasons Most People Think They Don’t Need an FSA

And How to Overcome Their Objections

If you are in the business of selling, providing, or administering tax-advantaged health plans, you likely already understand the benefits of a flexible...

IRS Announces Updates to 2018 Family HSA Contribution...
April 27, 2018

IRS Announces Updates to 2018 Family HSA Contribution Limits

The Change Reverts 2018 Family HSA Contribution Limits Back to $6900

On March 3, 2018, the IRS announced that the maximum family HSA contribution limit for 2018 had changed to $6,850, a...

Reducing FMLA Compliance Risks Webinar: Follow-Up Q and...
April 04, 2018

In our recent webinar, “Reduce Compliance Risks Associated with FMLA,” we had a great discussion around Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements for employers, as well as the ways in which brokers can help protect themselves and their clients...

IRS Announces Changes to 2018 HSA Family Contribution...
March 07, 2018

On Monday the IRS announced a reduction to the 2018 Health Savings Account (HSA) family contribution limit to $6,850 from the previously set amount of $6,900. This is a result of one of the provisions in last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill which...

What are Association Health Plans and how could they...
February 05, 2018

In January, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it planned to allow small businesses to offer employment-based health insurance through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans. The proposed rule would only...

IRS Announces COBRA-Related Disaster Relief For Areas...
December 19, 2017

The IRS has recently announced disaster relief guidelines for Employers, Participants and Beneficiaries affected by Hurricane Maria. Included in these guidelines are provisions for the extension of certain COBRA deadlines.

What areas are getting...