Category Archives: HRA

The 2017 Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee

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It’s that time of year again. The Affordable Care Act imposes an annual fee called the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) on insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured coverage to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The fee is based on the average covered lives for the applicable plan year. IRS Notice 2016 ... Read More

IRS Releases 2017 Health Savings Account Limits

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new guidelines for contributions and out-of-pocket expenses (OOPs) for health savings account (HSA) limits in 2017. Maximum OOPs for individual and family accounts tied to high-deductible plans will not change in 2017, and contributions will remain intact for family plans as well. Individu ... Read More

Healthcare Reform Series: Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

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Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) The HRA was created by the IRS in 2002 to permit employers to provide pre-tax dollars to employees to pay for medical care and services. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will introduce significant changes to HRAs in 2014.  What will these changes mean for you? Because an HRA sets limits on benefits and t ... Read More