HR News Archive

HRA COBRA Premiums

Some employers sponsor a high-deductible health plan and concurrently a self-funded health reimbursement account (“HRA”) to which it contributes to reimburse certain amounts towards deductibles, co-pays, and other out-of-pocket expenses. An HRA is an employer-sponsored health plan and as such is subject to COBRA. ...Read More

Cadillac Tax Delayed

You of course know that the brief government shutdown ended via a short-term continuing funding resolution. Included therein is a further postponement of the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on high-value health plans. This provision, which had bi-partisan support, postpones the tax from its already-delayed effective ...Read More

HSA Penalties

What kind of trouble do you suppose a person would be in if he/she contributed to a health savings account with full knowledge that he/she was not eligible? Big trouble in River City, eh? Well, you would be wrong, according to just-released IRS Information ...Read More