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  • 2022 Limits for Health Saving Accounts and High-Deductible Health Plans

    On May 10, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced (see Revenue Procedure 2021-25) cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). The amounts for 2022 are as follows: Annual limitation on deductions to an HSA: Self-Only coverage is $3,650, which increased $50 from 2021 Annual limitation on deductions to an HSA: Family coverage is $7,300, which increased $100 from 2021 HDHP – Self-Only coverage … Read More

  • IRS Notice 2021-31: Premium Assistance for COBRA Benefits

    On May 18, 2021, the IRS released additional guidance for the COBRA Premium Assistance (Subsidy) under the American Rescue Plan.  The guidance included additional clarification around eligibility requirements, employer tax credits and Federal and State continuation provisions.… Read More

  • IRS Allows for Reimbursement of PPE from Health FSAs, HRAs and HSAs

    On Friday March 26, 2021 the IRS announced that personal protective equipment (PPE) that is purchased for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 is now treated as an eligible medical expense under Section 213(d) of the IRS code. PPE includes masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.… Read More

  • Option to increase FSA carryover in 2020 to $550

    Earlier this year, the IRS released Notice 2020-33 which allows for greater flexibility for unused funds in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the 2020 plan year. Employers have the option to increase their annual FSA carryover from $500 to $550 for the end of the 2020 plan year.… Read More

  • IRS Releases 2020 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

    The IRS has released the 2020 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for a wide variety of tax-related limits, including limits relating to health FSAs, qualified transportation fringe benefits, qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs), adoption assistance, DCAPs, the small business health care tax credit, the premium tax credit, and Archer MSAs… Read More

  • 2020 out of pocket maximums for in-network

    Each year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releases updated Notice of Benefit Payment Parameter (NBPP) Rules. The NBPP for 2020 increases the in-network out of pocket maximum to the following:$8,150 for self-only coverage$16,300 for other than self-coverage Lifetime Benefit Solutions, Inc. is not a law firm, has not reviewed that information for legal sufficiency, and does not give legal or tax advice. The sponsoring employer should have this information reviewed by its own le… Read More

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