Learn more about the Employee Benefit Plan industry, news, updates, issues, and other topics related to group insurance plans.

June 7, 2021

HHS Expands Interpretation of Sex Discrimination under 1557

Hospitals, doctors’ offices, insurance carriers, and other entities that are subject to the ACA section 1557 nondiscrimination requirements should consider removing exclusions or limitations in health benefit programs (or other employee benefit plans) based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
May 28, 2021

IRS Guidance Clarifies DCAP Relief

Employers with non-calendar plans should consider whether to increase the DCAP limit as it relates to calendar year 2021 given the potential tax implications of this design. In addition, be mindful that the increased DCAP limit may cause additional problems for purposes of nondiscrimination testing.
May 28, 2021

IRS Provides Additional Guidance on the COBRA Subsidy

Careful coordination with COBRA administrators and payroll vendors is important to ensure they understand requirements in this guidance and can implement and communicate this information to affected participants.
May 28, 2021

2022 Inflation Adjusted Amounts for HSAs

The IRS released the inflation adjustments for health savings accounts (HSAs) and their accompanying high deductible health plans (HDHPs) effective for calendar year 2022, and […]
May 17, 2021

Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximum Adjustments Announced for 2022

On April 30, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published its Annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022. This guidance […]
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