IRS Raises HSA, HDHP Dollar Limits for 2018

The annual contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) are going up in 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced May 4. The minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket limits for an HSA-eligible high-deductible health plan (HDHP) also will be increased for inflation, according to Revenue Procedure 2017-37.

Small Changes to Health Plan, Big Improvements in Employee Health

 “A lot of folks don’t understand their health benefits and their pharmacy benefits as well as they could,” says Ed Pezalla, M.D., medical director of Aetna’s Pharmacy Management Program. That incomplete understanding impacts employee health much more than you might suspect. And what impacts employee health impacts your company’s healthcare dollars. Pezalla suggests some minor […]

Health Insurance: New Health Savings Accounts–What They Are And How They May Impact Benefits Plan Choices

When the sweeping new Medicare law was recently signed into law, bundled within it was an unrelated but key provision for employers—the creation of tax-free Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). We’ll explain what HSAs are, who’s eligible, and what they could mean for you and your employees. We’ll also highlight a few potential downsides you should […]