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Tyll v. Stanley Black & Decker: When Plan Ambiguity Cost An Employer $4 Million
An employer learned the full cost of ambiguity when a Connecticut federal district court agreed with an employee's widow that the word "maximum" was ambiguous in the company's life
United States
19 Sep 2019
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Transgender Health Benefits: Best Practices And Legal Considerations
A growing number of medical organizations, courts and administrative bodies have stated that transition-related medical care is medically necessary and should be covered by employer-sponsored medical plans.
United States
4 Sep 2019
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Genetic Testing Kits And FSAs
The IRS issued a private letter ruling (PLR) this week indicating that an FSA (and presumably an HSA and HRA) may reimburse a portion of the purchase of genetic testing and reports regarding ancestry
United States
28 Aug 2019
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A New Day For The HRA
The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have released final rules removing the prohibition on pairing HRAs with individual health policies.
United States
2 Aug 2019
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IRS Expands Scope Of Preventive Care Under Health Savings Account Rules
A new IRS notice will allow many with chronic health conditions who participate in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) with health savings accounts (HSAs)
United States
31 Jul 2019
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IRS Announces 2020 Limits For Health Savings Accounts And High-Deductible Health Plans
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans for 2020.
United States
13 Jun 2019
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HHS Proposes Changes To 2016 Regulations For ACA Non-Discrimination Rule
On Friday, March 24, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that would make significant changes to the final regulations issued in 2016.
United States
10 Jun 2019
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IRS Expands Self-Correction Program, Provides Welcome Relief For Plan Sponsors
The IRS recently released an updated version of EPCRS, the IRS's program for correcting errors that occur under tax-qualified retirement plans. The latest version of EPCRS makes it easier for plan
United States
6 Jun 2019
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Court Puts Association Health Plans In Limbo
On March 28, a District of Columbia federal court agreed with a New York-led challenge by a group of 11 states and the District of Columbia and found that the Department of Labor's
United States
26 Apr 2019
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ERISA Plan Documents Must State Procedures For Authorizing A Representative Under A Plan
In an Information Letter dated February 27, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) clarified that an ERISA plan must include any procedures for designating authorized representatives in the plan's claims
United States
29 Mar 2019
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A Momentary Victory For The ACA: Federal Judge Issues A Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Administration's Contraceptive Coverage Carve Outs
On January 14, 2019, US District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration's carveouts to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate.
United States
29 Jan 2019
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Increase In Health FSA Contribution Limit Just Announced
Yesterday, November 15, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased the annual maximum salary reduction limit for contributions to a health flexible spending account to $2,700.
United States
22 Nov 2018
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7 Tips To Avoid Compliance Missteps During Open Enrollment
One of the busiest times of year for an employee benefits professional is open enrollment.
United States
9 Nov 2018
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IRS Announces 2019 Employee Benefit Plan Limits
Recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits on various employer-sponsored retirement and welfare plans and the Social Security wage base for 2019.
United States
8 Nov 2018
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Paving The Way For More HRAs
President Trump signed an executive order last year directing the Secretaries of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services to consider proposing regulations to "increase the usability of HRAs."
United States
7 Nov 2018
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All Together Now: DOL Finalizes Rule For Association Health Plans
The US Department of Labor published a final rule that makes it easier for a group or association of employers to act as a single "employer" sponsor of an Association Health Plan under ERISA.
United States
3 Jul 2018
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IRS Announces Limits For Health Savings Accounts And High-Deductible Health Plans For 2019
The table below compares the applicable dollar limits for HSAs and HDHPs for 2018 and 2019.
United States
21 May 2018
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IRS Announces HSA Contribution Limit Increase For 2018
On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased the 2018 maximum deductible Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution for taxpayers with family coverage under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) to $6,900.
United States
3 May 2018
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The Budget Act Makes Some Surprising Changes To Benefit Plans
On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed a bipartisan budget deal into law, effectively extending federal funding through March 23, 2018.
United States
7 Mar 2018
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IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits For 2018
The dollar limits are generally applied on a calendar year basis; however, certain dollar limits are applied on a plan-year, tax-year, or limitation-year basis.
United States
26 Oct 2017
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