PCORI

2023 PCORI Fee Amount

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2022-59 to increase the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee amount. This fee amount affects plan years ending on or after October 1, 2022, and before October 1, 2023, with the amount increasing to $3.00 multiplied by the average number of lives covered …

COVID-19, Flu, RSV

COVID-19, Flu, and RSV

During the fall and winter seasons, respiratory infections become more common as people spend more time indoors. Already, there has been an increase of COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases. Knowing the differences and similarities between these three will help you stay healthy and vigilant. Causes It is …

PCORI

Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Employer Reimbursement

Massachusetts’ COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave program expired March 15, 2022. This law required employers to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons. In late February, the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance alerted employers that reimbursements for the program were reaching their …

PCORI

New Model Employer CHIP Notice

A new model Employer Chip Notice with information from January 21, 2022, was just released by the Department of Labor (DOL). The model notice is updated each year to reflect changes in states offering premium assistance programs, along with the contact information for those states. The Children’s Health Insurance Program …

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CMS Release on 2022 Medicare

On November 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 Medicare Part A and B premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts. The 2022 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts were also announced. Medicare Part B Premium and Deductible Physician, outpatient hospital, certain hospital health services, …

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IRS Announces 2022 Plan Limits

The Internal Revenue System (IRS) recently announced the 2022 dollar limits for employee benefits including: High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPS), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Transportation Benefits, and Adoption Assistance. As cost-of-living expenses continue to rise due to inflation, the IRS annually adjusts contribution limits to accommodate …