May 2018

The DOL’s PAID Program: Everything you need to know

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL-WHD) recently announced its Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program to assist employers in determining their compliance status to the Fair Labor Standards (FLSA). The PAID program is a six-month voluntary pilot program which FLSA–covered employers can participate in to self-audit their compliance with the overtime and [Read More]

IRS Releases 2019 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits

In Rev. Proc. 2018-30, the IRS released 2019 HSA Contribution Limits regarding inflation-adjusted amounts for 2019 relevant to HSAs and high deductible health plans (HDHPs).  The table below summarizes those adjustments and other applicable limits. Out-of-Pocket Limits Applicable to Non-Grandfathered Plan The ACA’s out-of-pocket limits for in-network essential health benefits have also been announced and [Read More]

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2018

Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2018 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, the PCORI was established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to conduct research to evaluate the effectiveness of [Read More]