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IRS announces 2018 HSA contribution limits

The IRS announced the 2018 health savings account (HSA) maximum contribution limits detailed in the newly released Revenue Procedure 2017-37The annual limit on contributions will increase by $50 for individuals and $150 for families.

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Blue KC implements Rx cost management plan

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.

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Form I-9 correction

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...

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UHC announces new preventive services coverage

Changes affect breast cancer and cardiovascular disease services

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UHC updates Prescription Drug List for 2017

UnitedHealthcare will update its prescription drug list (PDL) for small group plans 2-99, effective July 1, 2017.

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New Form I-9 effective January 22

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.

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Blue KC announces new prescription drug updates

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.

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Missouri minimum wage bumps to $7.70

Federal rate remains at $7.25; KCMO wage dispute unsettled

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IRS extends employer deadline for ACA forms

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. 

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Overtime rule on hold

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...

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