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  • IRS 2018 Plan Limits Released

    The IRS released the 2018 annual limits for employee benefit plans, including the following: The maximum retirement plan annual elective deferral increased to $18,500, but …

  • How Are Medical Premium Dollars Spent?

    Wouldn’t it be helpful to understand where your medical premiums go, including the cost attributable to prescriptions, inpatient care, provider services, and carrier operating costs? …

  • Small Employer Medical Plans to be Eliminated in Marketplace

    Under the ACA, small employers (under 50 employees) have been able to purchase group medical coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace through the Small Business …

  • 2018 HSA & HDHP Limits

    On May 5, 2017, the IRS published the 2018 limits for HSA contributions and qualified High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP): Self-Only Coverage Family Coverage 2017 …

  • Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates for Employers with ERISA Plans

    Each year, some employers with insured plans will receive rebates from carriers that did not meet the medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements for the prior …

  • New Small Employer HRA Plans Permitted

    Under previous IRS guidance, employers were no longer able to reimburse employees for individual medical plan premiums without violating the ACA.

  • IRS 2017 Plan Limits Announced

    The IRS announced the 2017 annual limits for employee benefit plans, including the following: The maximum retirement plan annual elective deferral remains unchanged at $18,000, …

  • Tips for Employees Losing Employer Medical Coverage

    To assist you with questions from employees who lose eligibility for your employer group medical plan, Keller has prepared two tip sheets: Medical Insurance Plan …

  • Nondiscrimination in Health Care Services

    Note: This newly issued rule is not related to the pending ACA rules regarding nondiscrimination in eligibility and benefits for insured group health plans. Those …

  • PCORI Fee Increase

    The PCORI fee under the ACA has increased to $2.17 per covered life for plan years that end on or after October 1, 2015, and …