FSA Contribution and Other Benefits Limits Rise for 2020

2019-12-02T11:13:50-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

The IRS announced an increase to flexible spending account (FSA) contribution limits for the 2020 plan year. Individuals can contribute $2,750 in 2020, up $50 from the previous year. Since this announcement came so late in the year, some [...]

4 Mistakes to Avoid During Open Enrollment

2019-10-28T21:26:52-05:00October 28th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Small Business Health Insurance|

It is the season for open enrollment, and we thought we'd share some common mistakes people make that can end up hurting you financially. And, we strongly believe in educating employees about their benefits. Not fully understanding the value [...]

Advocacy Update: Bill Ending Surprise Medical Billing Could Save $7.6B by 2029

2019-07-30T16:00:02-05:00July 30th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Legislative News|

Legislation that would end surprise medical billing would save nearly $7.6 billion over the next decade primarily by reducing federal subsidies for healthcare and insurance, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently reported. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the [...]

Employers Trying to Find Better Strategies To Address Workers’ Mental Health

2019-07-22T21:17:05-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits|

In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her mind went blank, which made [...]

IRS Expands Preventive Care Benefits That Are Not Subject to HDHP Deductibles

2019-07-22T12:15:24-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Savings Accounts, Legislative News|

A new IRS notice expands the list of preventive care benefits that may be covered by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) without a deductible, or with a deductible below the minimum deductible for an HDHP. Except for preventive care benefits, [...]

Legislative Update: Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

2019-07-22T10:08:49-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News, Small Business Health Insurance|

A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration's expansion of health insurance plans that don't meet ObamaCare's coverage requirements. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled against the insurance companies that sued the administration in an attempt to [...]

The Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

2019-07-17T08:07:37-05:00July 17th, 2019|Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits, Wellness|

We all know it is rare for people to go through life without having to deal with some sort of serious personal problem. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can give your employees a way to cope with personal issues [...]

Your Health: 4 Tips to Choosing the Right Doctor

2019-07-15T12:49:27-05:00July 15th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Small Business Health Insurance|

Choosing a doctor is an important part of your health and well-being. Whether it’s a primary care doctor or a specialist, the right doctor can serve as your confidante, advisor and partner in maintaining your good health. Here are [...]

DOL Issues FAQs About Association Health Plans

2019-06-25T01:53:07-05:00May 21st, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation|

Association Health Plans (AHPs), under the Department of Labor’s (Department) final rule, are group health plans that employer groups and associations offer to provide health coverage to employees. The Department’s final rule on AHPs was published on June 21, [...]