The IRS announced the 2018 health savings account (HSA) maximum contribution limits detailed in the newly released Revenue Procedure 2017-37. The annual limit on contributions will increase by $50 for individuals and $150 for families.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) recently announced its plan to issue prescription drug list (PDL) changes on July 1 and January 1 of each year in an effort to help consumers manage rising drug costs.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is advising employers who downloaded the Form I-9 from their website November 14-17, 2016, to check and make sure employee Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1. A system glitch caused Social Security numbers input by...
Changes affect breast cancer and cardiovascular disease services
UnitedHealthcare will update its prescription drug list (PDL) for small group plans 2-99, effective July 1, 2017.
Form I-9 is used by all employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of new employees working in the United States. A new revised fillable or paper form, published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), must be used starting January 22, 2017.
Blue KC will update its prescription drug plan designs for group members in Blue-Care (HMO), BlueSelect Plus (PPO), Preferred-Care (PPO) and Preferred-Care Blue (PPO) plans, effective March 1, 2017.
Federal rate remains at $7.25; KCMO wage dispute unsettled
The IRS recently issued Notice 2016-70 granting employers and other coverage providers an additional month to deliver IRS Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C to employees and other covered individuals. Forms for the 2016 calendar year now are due March 2, 2017, rather than January 31.
Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime regulations set to take effect December 1, 2016. The new rule would have raised the minimum salary level for administrative, professional and...