ACA’s Affordability Contribution Percentage Increased for 2017

On April 12, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2016-24 to index the contribution percentages in 2017 for purposes of determining the affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For plan years beginning in 2017, employer-sponsored coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only Read More >>

Salary-based Health Insurance Premiums

Employee health insurance premiums at most companies differ only by family size and type of plan (for example, deductible amount). At some companies, though, another factor is taken into account—salary. Meaning that employees who earn less, pay lower insurance premiums. Several companies like GE and Pitney Bowes have based insurance premiums on employees’ salaries for Read More >>

Health Savings Account (HSA) Contribution Limits for Spouses

Federal tax law imposes strict limits on how much can be contributed to a health savings account (HSA) each year. The maximum contribution limit generally depends on whether an HSA-eligible individual has self-only or family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP). Individuals who are age 55 or older by the end of the Read More >>