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IRS RELEASES HSA CONTRIBUTION & COVERAGE LIMITS FOR 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute   May 10, 2018  IRS has just issued Revenue Procedure 2018-30, which provides the 2019 cost-of-living contribution and coverage adjustments for HSAs, as required under Code Section 223(g).  Some items have increased for 2019. Annual HSA Contribution Amounts            2018  2019   Coverage Levels $3,450   $3,500   Individual $6,900   $7,000   Family $1,000   $1,000   Catch-up Annual Maximum Out-Of-Pocket Limits for …

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EMPLOYERS: DON’T FORGET TO PAY PCORI FEES

Reading Time: 1 minute AFFECTED EMPLOYERS MUST FILE IRS FORM 720 Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans—including some health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs)—are reminded that they are responsible for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees. Fees for self-insured plans with plan years that ended in 2017 are due July 31, 2018, and are required …

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ARIZONA EARNED PAID SICK TIME – REMINDER

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (Act) requires employers in Arizona to provide employees with earned paid sick time, and was effective July 1, 2017. Under the law: Virtually all Arizona employers are required to provide earned paid sick leave to their employees. Employers must provide new employees with a notice of the law’s requirements upon hire. WHAT …

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DOL RELEASES ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN (AHP) FINAL REGULATIONS

Reading Time: 7 minutes On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) released final regulations under 29 CFR Section 2510.3-5 that offers new options for associations to sponsor health plans for their members. These new options allow more small businesses to come together to create large employer plans free from many of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates …

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WINCLINE APPOINTS NEW ACCOUNT MANAGER

Reading Time: 2 minutes PHOENIX, AZ (July 10, 2018) – Wincline, an industry leading employee benefits advisory firm dedicated to changing the way employers purchase healthcare, today announced Lauren Edwards as a newly appointed Account Manager. Edwards joins Wincline at an exciting time; Wincline is on the forefront of changing healthcare in Arizona. As an Account Manager, Edwards’ role …

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WHICH FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS APPLY TO MY COMPANY?

Reading Time: 1 minute Employers must comply with a variety of federal employment laws that each have their own set of rules. The federal employment laws that apply to your company depend on your industry and your size (how many employees you have). This Compliance Overview (download) provides a top-level overview of key federal employment laws and details which …

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AUGUST HR BRIEF

Reading Time: 3 minutes AGEISM: ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES AFFECTED? It turns out 60 percent of older employees feel discriminated against due to their age, according to a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, only 3 percent of those employees say they submitted a formal complaint about age discrimination. The EEOC report says this indicates under-reporting of …

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AUGUST HR BRIEF

Reading Time: 3 minutes AGEISM: ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES AFFECTED? It turns out 60 percent of older employees feel discriminated against due to their age, according to a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, only 3 percent of those employees say they submitted a formal complaint about age discrimination. The EEOC report says this indicates under-reporting of …

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AUGUST BENEFITS BUZZ

Reading Time: 3 minutes ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS EXPANSION The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule that gives small businesses more freedom to join as a single group to purchase health insurance in the large group market or to self-insure. These arrangements are called association health plans (AHPs). By forming AHPs, small employers can avoid certain Affordable …

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MEDICARE PART D NOTICES ARE DUE BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2018

Reading Time: 8 minutes GET YOUR MEDICARE PART D PLANS DONE Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable.  Plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice …

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