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IRS Announces 2022 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory

On November 4, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2021-61 announcing cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2022. Many pension plan limits will change next year because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. Other items, however, will not … Continued

IRS Announces 2022 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in voluntary employee contributions to employer-sponsored healthcare flexible spending arrangements (HFSAs) to $2,850 for plan years beginning in 2022, up from the 2021 limit of $2,750. For HFSAs that include a carryover provision, up to $570 may … Continued

DOL and IRS Release Additional Information on Association Health Plans | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

On August 20, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) posted the Association Health Plans ERISA Compliance Assistance fact sheet. On August 20, 2018, the IRS added a new Q&A 18 to its Questions and Answers on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act. Q&A 18 confirms that: An employer that is not an applicable … Continued

Cobra Liability in Mergers and Acquisitions | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires certain group health plans to make continuation coverage available to certain individuals who would otherwise lose group health plan coverage due to a qualifying event. Employers who go through business reorganizations, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), will need to know whether COBRA continuation coverage must be … Continued

IRS Issues Updated Employers Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

Recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its 2018 Publication 15-B, which informs employers about employment tax treatment of fringe benefits. Updates include: the suspension of qualified bicycle commuting reimbursements from an employee’s income for any tax year after December 31, 2017 and before January 1, 2026; the suspension of the exclusion for qualified moving expense … Continued

IRS Changes Course (Again) and Restores 2018 HSA Family Limit to $6,900 | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

On April 26th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the 2018 annual contribution limit to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for persons with family coverage under a qualifying High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) is restored to $6,900. The single-coverage limit of $3,450 is not affected. This is the final word on what has been an … Continued

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