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IRS Announces 2021 HSA and HDHP Limit Increases

2021 HSA contribution limits announced

For 2021, the IRS just announced the increased new contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to $3,600 for individuals and $7,200 for family plans. In turn, adjustments to High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) were also made. The minimum HDHP deductible is $1,400 for individuals and $2,800 for families, with a maximum out-of-pocket expense of…

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CARES Act Permanently Extends Eligible Expense Items

The CARES Act made several routine expenses eligible for HSA and FSA reimbursement

With the passage of the CARES Act in March 2020, additional over the counter (OTC) products and feminine hygiene products are now eligible to be purchased using a medical spending account, such as an health savings account (HSA). Prior to the passage of the act, these items were only eligible for reimbursement with a prescription.…

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Deadline Extended for 2019 Health Savings Account Contributions

2019 HSA Contribution Deadline Extended to July 15

The IRS recently announced that the 2019 federal tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020, giving Americans more time to gather their 2019 information amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With that extension, those who have a high deductible health plan (HDHP) paired with a health savings account (HSA), may still contribute funds and…

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What Does the CARES Act Mean For Health Spending Accounts?

CARES Act makes over the counter medicine eligible for HSA and FSA expenses

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion emergency spending bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This new law amounts to the largest stimulus package in U.S. history, and is aimed at providing economic relief to American workers, families and businesses impacted by Coronavirus. In particular, there are…

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What the Cadillac Tax Repeal Means for Employers

what does the cadillac tax repeal mean for employers

In December, 2019, President Trump signed spending legislation that will repeal of an excise tax on high-cost health plans, known as the Cadillac Tax. The Cadillac Tax, which was scheduled to take effect in 2022, would have imposed a 40 percent excise tax on employer health plans, deemed by many to be too generous. Are…

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Changes to 2020 Health Care That Employees Might Not Know About

see what's coming around the bend for health plans in 2020

With the new benefits year around the corner, employees are likely making plans around their health care including Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contributions, contemplating providers that they may need to visit and planning for the unexpected. As plans begin to form, employees should review these health care changes that are…

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FSA Contribution Limits Increase for 2020

the federal government increased FSA limits for 2020

For 2020, the IRS increased the new 2020 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) limit to $2,750. For groups that have already set their contribution limits to the 2019 amount of $2,700, Further will automatically update the amount to the 2020 limit of $2,750, unless notified otherwise within the next 30 days. A medical FSA is a…

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Understanding the New June 2019 HRA Regulations

Learn about the new HRA regulations passed by the government

You’ve likely been following the conversation around the proposed regulations to broaden HRA rules that began in October 2018. The proposed regulation broadens health reimbursement account (HRA) rules to allow employers to offer an HRA that reimburses an employee’s individual insurance premiums or a standalone HRA that reimburses medical expenses of up to $1,800 a…

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2020 HSA Contribution and HDHP Limits Announced

HSA contributions and HDHP deductibles increased for 2020

It’s that time of year again! On May 28, 2019, the IRS announced the following 2020 limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). In 2020, individual HSA contribution limits will rise to $3,550; the family HSA contribution limit will rise to $7,100. The HDHP minimum deductible limit for individual coverage…

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