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Jon Wanczyk

Jon Wanczyk

Thursday, 11 June 2020 14:05

2021 HSA Limits and HSA FAQs

The IRS recently announced the changes to the cost sharing and contribution limits for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2021. Also in this article, we’ve included some of the most common questions that group insurance brokers like us receive on HSAs. 

Friday, 10 April 2020 11:35

The FAQs of Disability Insurance

At Fall River we receive many questions regarding disability policies, and COVID-19 has introduced a plethora of new inquiries. Since disability provisions can be confusing and can vary between carriers, we’ve gathered a list of the most common questions our clients have posed to us. 

Friday, 07 February 2020 11:10

The Ten Most Common COBRA Mistakes

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, allows employees to continue their group health insurance at their own cost after they’ve been terminated from employment. COBRA is an employer law and there are significant penalties for non-compliance (up to $100/day for single coverage and $200/day for family coverage). Because of the substantial risk of those fines, Fall River highly recommends paying a TPA to administer COBRA. For those companies that choose to administer COBRA on their own, there are ten common mistakes made. 

Most HR professionals are aware that the ACA’s individual mandate no longer exists, meaning that most Americans will no longer need to verify on their 2019 tax return that they had health insurance. Not all are aware, however, that there are five states plus the District of Columbia where your employees ARE still subject to their state or District’s individual mandate, most of which are new in the last year. 

Despite numerous attempts over recent years to repeal The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the requirement for certain reporting is still the law of the land. The deadline of January 31st, 2020 to distribute 1095-Bs or 1095-Cs to employees is fast approaching, and vendors get booked up early to complete the filings. Are you ready, and do you have your reporting vendor lined up yet?

Many employers are offering High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) to their workforce these days, and they sometimes express concern that members with chronic conditions may delay much-needed routine care because of the financial burden they experience while meeting their deductible.

Good news is on the horizon! On July 17, 2019, the IRS expanded the list of services considered preventive and therefore able to be covered by insurance before or at a reduced deductible.

The IRS recently announced the changes to the contribution limits for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2020. Also in this article, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive on HSAs. See if you know the answers before you read ours!