Health Care Reform Dashboard

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

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New FAQs Address Effect of Affordable Care Act on COBRA and Other Matters

In a wide-ranging set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other guidance, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have addressed a number of issues pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They include issues pertaining to COBRA and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), annual cost-sharing limits, preventive care, [&hellip… Continue Reading »

IRS Issues Guidance on Health FSAs

The IRS has issued guidance on two issues affecting health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs). The first provides guidance on how a health FSA that consists solely of amounts carried forward from the prior year (through rules issued last fall that allow up to $500 to be carried forward) may be coordinated with coverage under [&hellip… Continue Reading »

IRS Issues Guidance on $2,500 Health FSA Contribution Limit

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes an annual $2,500 limit on the amount of salary reduction contributions that an employee may make to a health flexible spending account (Health FSA). This limit applies to tax years beginning after December 31, 2012, and is indexed for inflation in ensuing years. In a recently issued notice, the [&hellip… Continue Reading »

New Guidance on Health Care Reform

The three federal agencies that have published regulations on health care reform provisions (U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services) have furnished additional guidance on certain issues of particular importance to employers and other group health plan sponsors. A new set of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers addresses specific questions that many [&hellip… Continue Reading »