HSA IRS Plan Maximums
The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2017-37, which provides information on the limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2018. The annual contribution limitation on deductions for individuals with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan will be $3,450. The deduction limitation for an individual with family coverage will be $6,900. Please note, these limits […]Read More
An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life
Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are […]
April Compliance Webinar
The TRUE Network continues to provide the most up to date information to its member agencies and their clients. With recent legislative events the title and subject of the monthly compliance webinar has changed to the below. There is nothing to do for those already registered. The content is the only change. Regulation Rollback: What […]
Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target?
Taking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health. But a new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests that that number could be too conservative and that, to best protect our hearts, many of us might want to start moving quite a […]
A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
“Look on the sunny side of life.” “Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.” “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” “See the glass as half-full, not half-empty.” Researchers are finding that thoughts like these, the hallmarks of people sometimes called “cockeyed […]
Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Many Americans would rather take a drug than change their habits to control a persistent ailment. Yet, every medication has side effects, some of which can be worse than the disease they are meant to treat. Drugs considered safe when first marketed can turn out to have hazards, both bothersome and severe, that become apparent […]
Aetna, UnitedHealth show increasing appetite for value-based care contracts
The biggest health insurers are moving quickly towards value-based care arrangements, their recent earnings reports show. While Aetna has long-held a goal to reach 75 to 80 percent of its medical spend in value-based relationships by 2020, Aetna’s medical spend is now 45 percent tied to value, CEO Mark Bertolini said during last week’s fourth […]
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