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CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2021

On January 31, 2020 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 and extended six times since) for individual and small group health plans that allows issuers … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 2020: American Heart Month

Heart disease, which includes strokes and other cardiovascular diseases, is a pervasive problem in the United States. In fact, more than 12 million people visit their physicians each year for heart disease-related reasons. Individuals diagnosed with heart disease may suffer … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus is Getting Worse

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IRS Increases Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2020, Adjusts Other Benefit Limits

On November 6, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2019-44, which raises the health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit by $50 to $2,750 for plan years beginning in 2020. The Revenue Procedure also contains … Continue reading

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Summary of the 2019 Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey

Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust conduct a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefit trends. This article summarizes some of its main points. Request a full summary from Hoffman Insurance Group, LLC for … Continue reading

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IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalties Still Apply

Overview The IRS Office of Chief Counsel recently released an information letter regarding the employer shared responsibility (pay or play) penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This information letter confirms that the pay or play penalties continue to apply … Continue reading

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Benefits 101 – Intro to Group Health

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Client Alert!

Departments Adopt Non-Enforcement Policy on Drug Manufacturer Coupons    On August 26, 2019, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury released an FAQ that provides guidance to employers, plan sponsors and health insurance issuers regarding a … Continue reading

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2020 HSA Contributions

IRS Releases 2020 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits In Rev. Proc. 2019-25, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2020 relevant to HSAs and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The table below summarizes those adjustments … Continue reading

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