16 Apr

Legal Alert: EEOC’s Status Report in AARP v. EEOC Creates Uncertainty for Wellness Programs

In its March 30 status report to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the EEOC stated that “it does not currently have plans to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing incentives for participation in employee wellness programs by a particular date certain, […]

11 Apr

Legal Alert: CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2019

CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2019 On April 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 and extended several times since) for individual and small group health plans that allows issuers to continue policies that do not meet […]

07 Mar

IRS Adjusts HSA Contribution Limit, Provides Transition Relief for Certain Non-Compliant HDHPs

In Rev. Proc. 2018-18, the IRS has released adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) due to changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  As shown below, the new HSA contribution limit for individuals with family high deductible health plan (HDHP) coverage is $6,850, a $50 reduction from the previously announced […]

IRS Increases Health FSA Contribution Limitfor 2018, Adjusts Other Benefit Limits

October 20, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service released Revenue Procedure 2017-58,which raises the health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) salary reduction contributionlimit by $50 to $2,650 for plan years beginning in 2018. The Revenue Procedure alsocontains the cost-of-living adjustments that apply to dollar limitations in certain sections ofthe Internal Revenue Code. The following summarizes other adjustments […]

October 2017 Wellness Newsletter

Thanks to earlier detection -through screening and increased awareness- and bettertreatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980’s and2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time.

Medicare D Creditable Coverage Notice

Many employers remain unaware that under Medicare Part D regulations, entities offering prescription drug coverage to Medicare Part D eligible employees and retirees must disclose annually to individuals whether their health plan has creditable or non-creditable prescription coverage.