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Utilize FSA Monies with Key Year–End Strategies | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

‘Tis the Season’. Like most, you ‘re probably in the midst of the “hussle and bussle” of this holiday season with dinners, parties, and activities; Christmas shopping; and spending those remaining FSA dollars you have allocated this year.  Wait, what? Yes, you read right. Chances are, if you’ve opted to utilize an employer-sponsored FSA account … Continued

IRS Updates Guidance on Play-or-Pay Penalty Assessments | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

Beginning in 2015, to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), “large” employers must offer their full-time employees health coverage, or pay one of two employer shared responsibility / play-or-pay penalties. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines the penalty each calendar year after employees have filed their federal tax returns.In November 2017, … Continued

UBA Survey: Weary Families Get a Break While Singles See Out-of-Pocket Cost Increases | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

While the rate impact of the regulatory environment plays out, one thing is clear from the 2017 UBA Health Plan Survey: employers continue to shift a greater share of expenses to employees through out-of-pocket cost increases. While this is just one of 7 mega trends uncovered in the survey, it is particularly interesting this year … Continued

Top ten catastrophic claims conditions | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The top ten catastrophic claims conditions represented 53% of all stop-loss claims reimbursements.  Compared to last year’s study, conditions remained generally consistent and ranged from various cancers to congestive heart failure to infection. Cancer continued its dominance as the leading catastrophic claims condition, accounting for 26.6% of all the total stop-loss claims with $618 million … Continued

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