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Front-line Heroes of Emergency Medical Services

When you are in an accident or have a life-threatening emergency, your local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) network dispatches first responders. The EMS is made up of paramedics and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) who play a crucial role in the emergency medical care system, often providing the critical link between…
The Benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSA's)

IRS Restores 2018 HSA Limits and Announces 2019 HSA Limits

In Rev. Proc. 2018-17, the IRS restored the previously issued $6,900 contribution limit for individuals with family HDHP coverage in 2018. The IRS had recently lowered the limit to $6,850 as a consequence of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but due to stakeholder concerns, the IRS will now allow…

Skin Cancer: Signs and Prevention

Exposure to the sun’s rays can cause damage to your skin both in the short and long term. Sun damage can cause premature aging, freckles, and has been linked to skin cancer. Therefore, it is important to always take care of your skin and protect it. Did you know that…

IRS Enforcement of Employer Mandate Continues with Release of Sample Notice CP 220J

The IRS recently released the sample notice (Notice CP 220J) that it will use to notify applicable large employers (ALEs) of their liability for an employer shared responsibility payment for one or more months in calendar year 2015. As background, over the past several months, the IRS has been sending…

Short Term Limited Duration & Association Health Plans

March 2018 marked the 8 year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. During its lifetime the ACA has drawn praise and criticism from constituents across the board, and remains the #1 economic challenge facing employers today. Efforts to repeal and replace the ACA have yet to be…