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Take note of changes
to tax-free accounts

HSAs, FSAs and HRAs can help employees enjoy tax-free savings for health expenses. Here are a few changes employers will need to pay attention to in the years ahead.

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News & Events

October 17, 2014

Unable to meet the deductible or the doctor – The New York Times

Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring. But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best.

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October 14, 2014

How fast are small-business health premiums rising? – The New York Times

Today we return to our series exploring lingering questions small-business owners have about the Affordable Care Act. Today’s question is a basic one: Will premiums for small businesses rise in 2015, and if so, how steeply? If you asked someone in the health insurance industry earlier this year — the executives at the insurance carriers or the brokers and agents who sell their policies — the word on premiums was grim.

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October 14, 2014

Diving deeper into causes of medical debt – Benefits Pro

Efforts by employer groups to establish caps on medical procedures and identify quality providers may get a boost from data derived from Medicare and other data bases by a patient advocacy group. The data reveal vast differences in billings for similar procedures, and uncovered major overbilling trends — exactly the kinds of situations employers are attempting to control.

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October 9, 2014

Congressman asks IRS to do more outreach on ACA requirements for small businesses – Employee Benefit Adviser

Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., who chairs the House Small Business Committee, has sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen asking the IRS to do more outreach and education to help small businesses deal with the new forms required for the Affordable Care Act.

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