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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
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
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
SCOTUS Refuses To Review Ninth Circuit Ruling On ACA Birth Control Rules
The US Supreme Court declined to review a recent Ninth Circuit decision, blocking the interim rules that exempted employers with religious or moral objections from providing birth control
United States
19 Jul 2019
Deadline Extended For Individual Good Faith Reporting And Transition Relief Under ACA
Yesterday, the IRS released Notice 2018-94. This notice extends the due date for furnishing to individuals the 2018 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage
United States
4 Dec 2018
Employers with Massachusetts Employees Must File Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure Form By November 30
Any employer who has six or more employees in Massachusetts in any calendar month after November 2017 is required to complete a Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form by November 30, 2018.
United States
23 Nov 2018
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
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
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
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
San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance Annual Reporting Due April 30
If an employer has employees in San Francisco and is subject to the Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO), the employer must submit its 2017 Annual Reporting Form by April 30, 2018.
United States
23 Apr 2018
Employer Mandate Penalty Notices Are Imminent
The IRS has taken actions indicating that employer mandate penalties under the ACA are about to be enforced.
United States
17 Nov 2017
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