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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...

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...

States Could Have More Say Over What’s Covered in Your...
December 05, 2017

On October 27, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed regulations on health plan coverage requirements offered through state insurance exchanges for 2019. Here is a summary of the proposed regulations:

HHS Proposes...
Creative Ways You Can Spend Your Remaining FSA Dollars
November 29, 2017

You've seen this movie a thousand times. There’s only a handful of weeks left in the plan year, and unless your employer offers FSA rollover, you're rushing to use any money you still have in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or it will be...