The Awane Blog

Legislative Update: 2019 'Pay or Play' Affordability Percentage Set at 9.86%

May 23, 2018

Under the employer shared responsibility ("pay or play") provisions of the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers-generally those who had 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees)-may be subject to a penalty if they do not offer affordable coverage that provides minimum value to their full-time employees and their dependents. For plan years... Read more →

IRS Releases 2019 Contribution Limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

May 15, 2018

The IRS issued the calendar year 2019 inflation-adjusted figures for the annual contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and the minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket expense amounts for high-deductible health plans. Individuals who participate in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) are permitted a deduction for contributions to HSAs set... Read more →

Defensive Driving: A Refresher in Safety

May 14, 2018

In our Workers Compensation Program, the Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC), driving on public roads and highways is a significant exposure within the members’ operations. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) reports that year after year, vehicle accidents are the leading cause of worker... Read more →