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The Basics of Health Savings Accounts and Health Flexible Spending Accounts

In a recent webinar, Jake Mattinson and Sarah Raaii discussed the basics of health savings accounts (HSAs) and health flexible spending accounts. They provided an overview of the various regulations surrounding HSA, such as eligibility requirements, high deductible health plans, and contributions and distributions, and cafeteria plans. Additionally, they analyzed the differences between HSAs and … Continue Reading

Navigating Legal Issues in Connection with Employer Sponsored On-Site Health Clinics

On-site clinics can be a valuable addition to an employer’s overall health care strategy with respect to promoting prevention, improving quality outcomes and reducing the employer’s overall trend in health care spending. However, given the myriad laws that apply to such clinics, an employer is well-advised to develop a comprehensive legal compliance strategy in designing … Continue Reading

Modification of “Use It or Lose It” Rule for Health Flexible Spending Arrangements

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued new guidance modifying the “use it or lose it” rule applicable to health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) to allow carryover of certain unused health FSA amounts into the next plan year. On October 31, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-71, which modifies the existing requirement that … Continue Reading
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