Childrens Health Insurance Program receives update

Robbie MossBlog, Health Care

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was signed into law in 1997 to help provide health coverage to children in households that can’t afford private coverage and yet make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. Employers can use the CHIP initial model notice to notify employees of the availability of state premium assistance subsidies, which may help pay for … Read More

IRS posts HSA limits for 2015

Robbie MossBlog, Compliance / Regulations, Health Care

On April 23, 2014, the IRS announced the inflation-adjusted increases applicable to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2015 in Revenue Procedure 2014-30. The limits effective for the calendar year 2015 are: The maximum annual HSA contribution for self-only HDHP coverage will increase from $3,300 to $3,350. The maximum annual HSA contribution for family HDHP coverage … Read More

Younger workforce leans towards not using employer health care

Robbie MossBlog, Health Care, HR Management

We came across this summary published by Kaiser Health News recently and figured it would be a great read for many weighing the impact of health care reform against the buy-in of the younger portion of today’s working economy. Despite the mandate that most Americans carry health insurance or pay a penalty, young workers employed by large companies signed up … Read More