Insurance News From Benefit Analysts

HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 2025

IRS Releases ACA Pay-or-Play PenaltiesOn May 9, 2024, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2024-25 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2025. The IRS is required to publish these limits by June 1 of each year.

These limits include the following:

  • The maximum HSA contribution limit;
  • The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and
  • The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs.

DOL Issues Gag Clause Attestation Resources for 2024

Department of LaborOn May 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued various resources to assist health plans and health insurance issuers in annually submitting their attestation of compliance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act’s (CAA) gag clause prohibition. These resources can be used to submit the next gag clause attestation, which is due by Dec. 31, 2024.


EEOC Releases Final Rule Implementing Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Pregnant Workers Fairness ActOn April 15, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The final rule clarifies definitions and limitations under the PWFA and seeks to help employers understand their duties under the law. The final regulation will be published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2024, and becomes effective on June 18, 2024.


Court Ruling Expected Soon on Free Preventive Care

preventative careThe 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to issue a decision within the next few months regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive care mandate. The ACA requires non-grandfathered health plans and health insurance issuers to cover a set of recommended preventive services without imposing cost-sharing requirements, such as deductibles.


Prescription Drug Report Is Due by June 1, 2024

Prescription Drug Report Is Due by June 1, 2024 Group health plans must annually submit detailed information on prescription drug and health care spending to the federal government. This reporting is referred to as the “prescription drug data collection,” or the “RxDC report.”


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