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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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On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The legislation goes into effect April 1, 2021 and contains provisions for a COBRA subsidy and an increase to the annual dependent care FSA contribution limit for 2021. COBRA Premium Subsidy  The ARPA includes a 100% COBRA…

The Challenge A Minnesota-based company experienced a 49% rate increase in their fully insured medical plan in 2019. The plan called for a 28% increase in 2020. Another increase would not only hurt the company, but it would also increase their employees’ monthly costs. The numbers added up quickly: 49% increase in fully-insured medical plan…

Ameriflex is often asked how to calculate COBRA premiums for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA). The section that immediately follows details a common method for calculating COBRA premiums for HRAs with little to no previous claims experience, while this alone may be satisfactory to many plan administrators; we strongly suggest reading the entire document for a…

CARES Act Updates April 6, 2020

In March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Secutiry Act. This page contains news, videos and Frequently Asked Questions about the CARES Act. April 6, 2020 – WASHINGTON – The CARES Act includes the Paycheck Protection Program, which guarantees loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19. Ameriflex Senior Counsel, Donna Wilkinson, explains the details in…

Keep your employees safe and financially secure when disaster strikes Under IRS Code Section 139, a Qualified Disaster Relief (QDR) account gives employers the ability to reimburse their employees for disaster-related expenses resulting from COVID-19 on a pre-tax basis. Employers may make payments to cover the increased per-employee costs such as: Personal, family, living or funeral expenses…

If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), it’s likely you’ve received an email requesting a receipt for a purchase you made – even for an expense that was perfectly eligible. You may be asking yourself, “Why was my card approved but now you want me to prove my…

You’ve seen this movie a thousand times. There’s only a handful of weeks left in the plan year, and unless your employer offers an FSA rollover, you’re rushing to use any money you still have in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or it will be forfeited. If you’re like the 44% of people surveyed who…

If you are in the business of selling, providing, or administering tax-advantaged health plans, you likely already understand the benefits of a flexible spending account (FSA). But for the millions of people who don’t, the benefits can seem rather unsubstantial. That’s why it is your job to articulate these benefits in a way that people…

Nationwide, many employers are choosing to offer HSAs and HSA-qualified high-deductible health plans. However, employers and employees often have several questions regarding adding an HSA into the mix. Read on to learn the top things you need to know before introducing a successful HSA offering. Q1. What’s the best way to communicate an HSA offering?…

At an orientation session for my first real job out of college, many (many) years ago, an HR manager explained to our new hire class the benefit of investing in the company 401(k) plan. For a 20-something living paycheck to paycheck, seeing any dollar amount, no matter how small, disappear into an investment vehicle instead…

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