• IRS Releases 2019 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits

    In Rev. Proc. 2018-30, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2019 relevant to HSAs and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The ACA’s out-of-pocket limits for in-network essential health benefits have also been announced and have increased for 2019.
  • 9 Things in the Farm Bill That Affect (Almost) Every American

    Trying to watch what you eat? Keep an eye on the New Farm Bill drafted by the House. This legislation aims to change organic food regulations, reduce sugar reform, roll back Obama-era school lunch laws and allow higher levels of pesticides on our foods.
  • Active Shooter Coverage Making Its Way to the Marketplace

    According to The Gun Violence Archive, 346 mass shootings occurred in 2017, causing the issue to catch the attention of risk managers as more entities scramble to deal with the aftermath, states Caroline McDonald, a writer for Risk Management Magazine. While there are…
  • IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2019

    In Rev. Proc. 2018-34, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2019 relevant to determining whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA’s”) employer shared…
  • PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2018

    Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2018 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).