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IRS ACA Compliance Reporting Updates for 2023

What is ACA Compliance? The Affordable Care Act requires organizations to offer affordable insurance with minimum essential coverage and file the corresponding forms by the designated deadlines. 2023 ACA Compliance Changes & Penalties What is the compliance threshold? The ACA mandates that large employers, those with over 50 full-time equivalent employees, offer affordable minimum value...

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The provisions of the federal COBRA law provide a valuable benefit to employees. The COBRA acronym is shorthand for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. It requires employers of 20 or more employees who provide healthcare benefits to offer the option of continuing this coverage to individuals who would otherwise lose their benefits…

The IRS announced the 2022 medical mileage rate for taxpayers who deduct the cost of operating a vehicle for business, charitable, medical, or moving expense purposes when filing their taxes. The new rate is $.18 per mile, which is an increase from the 2021 rate of $.16. For more details, read the full text of…

When it comes to tax-advantaged spending accounts, the eligibility rules can be a source of confusion for employees. If an employer offers an HSA-qualified high-deductible health plan (HDHP), employees should review their health coverage to understand how it impacts their HSA eligibility.  Here’s a common question that comes up during open enrollment about HSA eligibility. …

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we want to provide an update regarding pandemic-related relief provisions for flexible spending accounts (FSA) and dependent care accounts (DCA).  Several pieces of legislation were signed into law over the past 18 months to help American families manage healthcare costs during the pandemic. This temporarily included:  Raising…

The IRS has announced the 2022 contribution limits for flexible spending accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, and more. Here’s a look at what’s changing.  Health FSA: $2,850 (Increased from $2,750). This also applies to limited purpose FSAs. FSA Carryover: $570 (Increased from $550). Important Note: Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), employers can allow participants to…

In December 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) was signed into law. A key requirement of the law going into effect on December 27, 2021 which will require brokers and consultants of ERISA covered group health plans to disclose their compensation if they expect to receive $1,000 or more in either direct or indirect compensation…

A flexible spending account (FSA) is a great way for your employees to save money on health expenses. As an employer, you also save money on FICA taxes for each employee who contributes to an FSA. Despite the savings and peace of mind FSAs can provide, some employees are hesitant to enroll because of: • …

On May 10, 2021, the IRS released the 2022 limits for health savings accounts (HSA) and high-deductible health plans (HDHP). Below is a comparison of the 2021 and 2022 limits for HSAs and HDHPs. Interested in learning more about Ameriflex’s HSA administration options? Get in touch with our team for more information.

As your COBRA administrator, Ameriflex is committed to helping you navigate the new rules and changes to COBRA under The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Here, you will find the latest information regarding the COBRA subsidy, including administrative updates from Ameriflex, FAQs, and next steps. COBRA Premium Subsidy Overview  On March 11, 2021,…

IRS approved PPE as 213(d) The IRS issued new guidance clarifying that the purchase of personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, are qualified medical expenses if used for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of coronavirus. The announcement applies to expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2020. This will permit…

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