February: American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, causing about 610,000 deaths annually. Heart disease is also an extremely expensive disease—costing the United States about $207 billion annually in the cost of health care, medications and lost productivity. Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented by 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 >>