Category: Health Care Reform

Are You Preparing for the Cadillac Tax?

September 29th, 2016

by William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance September 29, 2016 The so-called Cadillac Tax, the levy on high-premium medical coverage scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2018, is dead, right? Not exactly. Late last year, Congress delayed implementation of the controversial tax for two more years until 2020. Most elected officials.. Read more

Nongroup Insurance Markets, They Are Imploding

June 9th, 2016

By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance June 9, 2016 Are nongroup (individual) medical insurance markets imploding before our eyes? That’s the conclusion that some observers are drawing following UnitedHealthcare’s decision not to continue to participate after this year in nongroup markets in most of the 34 states in which it sells products. In.. Read more

ACA’s Wardrobe Includes Many Suits

May 26th, 2016

By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance Benefit Strategies LLC A federal judge recently ruled in favor of House Republicans in a lawsuit that they brought against the Obama administration over a provision of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. What does it mean? It’s too early to tell. At issue is the.. Read more

A Time to Kill (HSAs)

May 12th, 2016

Author’s note: Since our last post, the IRS has issued the 2017 figures for statutory minimum annual deductible, statutory maximum out-of-pocket and HSA contributions limits. The only change from 2016 is an increase in the self-only HSA contribution limit from $3,350 to $3,400. For more information, please click here. By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director.. Read more


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