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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 →

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Proposed Massachusetts Law Includes Comprehensive Health Care Reforms, but with Limited Effects upon Employers and Trade Associations

Nov 07, 2017

On October 17, the Massachusetts Senate released “An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care” (the “Act”), legislative proposal with the declared goal of reducing healthcare costs and improving the quality of medical services in the state. The Act includes... Read more →