Benefits Buzz

Posted January 19th, 2021 in Employers, Producers

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law on December 27, 2020. As part of the law, a new stimulus package was included that impacts Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care FSAs).

Posted January 13th, 2021 in Employers, Producers

Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRAs) first became available in 2020. ICHRAs allow employers to reimburse employees for individual health insurance coverage (or Medicare coverage) that employees obtain on their own. ICHRAs provide employers with an alternative to offering traditional group health insurance coverage to employees.

Posted December 29th, 2020 in Employers, Producers, Individuals

President Donald Trump signed a new stimulus bill into law on December 27, 2020 which will provide direct payments to eligible individuals and loans to small businesses, among other things. Among those other things are temporary and optional changes that employers can implement to Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (Health FSAs and Dependent Care FSAs).

Posted December 22nd, 2020 in Employers, Producers

As we approach the new year, it is important that employers and benefit advisors not forgot some of the reporting obligations that come along with offering group health plans and other employee benefit programs.

Here are four reporting reminders:

Posted December 17th, 2020 in Employers, Producers, Individuals

When talking about Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), you may hear the terms carryover, grace period and run-out period, but what do they mean and how do they differ? Here are some simple explanations of each term.

Posted December 8th, 2020 in Employers, Producers

Tis the season where open enrollments are occurring throughout the country. Employees are generally offered an array of benefits to choose from by their employer. This includes, but is not limited to, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and more. It’s the most wonderful time of the year; however, employers need to make sure they comply with a very simple, but important rule.

Archives

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FLEX BLOG

Tag Cloud

Stay Connected

Close
Subscribe
Never miss out on blog posts
with the latest news and updates.