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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 […]

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Potatoes Tied to High Blood Pressure Risk

Eating potatoes four or more times a week may increase the risk for high blood pressure, a large new study has found. Researchers pooled results from three observational studies involving 187,453 men and women followed for more than 25 years. The participants returned health and diet questionnaires every two years, including whether a doctor had […]

Supporting Children Who Serve as Caregivers

In the normal scheme of things, parents and grandparents take care of children when they’re sick or need help or sustenance. But in well over a million American families, this pattern is reversed, with children as young as 8, 9 or 10 partly or fully responsible for the welfare of adults or siblings they live […]

Diet High in Saturated Fats May Be Linked to Dense Breasts

Teenage girls who eat a diet high in saturated fat are at increased risk of developing dense breasts, a study concludes. Dense breasts contain more fibrous and connective tissue than normal and are a risk factor for breast cancer. Researchers studied 177 girls, ages 10 to 18 at the start of the study, who periodically […]

Exercise Tied to Lower Risk for 13 Types of Cancer

Anyone who still needs motivation to move more may find it in a new study showing that, in addition to its other health benefits, exercise appears to substantially reduce the risk of developing 13 different varieties of cancer. That is far more types than scientists previously thought might be impacted by exercise. The comprehensive study […]

HSA Limits Released for 2017

On Thursday, the IRS released the 2017 inflation adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). The maximum contribution amounts for calendar year 2017 will increase by $50 for individuals with self-only coverage under a high deductible plan to $3,400, while the contribution maximum will remain flat for family coverage at $6,750. Sincerely,

Health Insurance Proposed Rates 2017

You and your employees may be receiving mailings from health insurance carriers indicating their proposed rate filings for 2017 (adding confusion if you’ve yet to renew your plan in 2016).  In some instances, there are long grids with proposed rate increases from the single digits to nearly 20% (unfortunately, that’s not a typo). To be […]

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