Monthly Archives: June 2011

HSA Enrollment Reaches 11.4 Million

June 30th, 2011

Larry Grudzien June 20, 2011   A release from America’s Health Insurance Plans: AHIP Urges Policymakers to Prevent Disruption for HSA Policyholders Washington, DC – More than 11.4 million Americans are covered by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible insurance plans, a more than 14 percent increase since last year, according to a new census released today by America’s...

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Nine Often-asked HR Questions…and Answers

June 1st, 2011

Published June 2011 Do you often feel stumped and confused by all the HR-related issues – and legal traps – that confront you as an employer and manager? You’re not alone. The Employers Resource Association (ERA), based in Ohio, gets more than 8,000 calls each year to its HR Hotline. These questions from HR professionals...

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HSAs for 2012

June 1st, 2011

Published June 2011   With Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), individuals and businesses buy less expensive health insurance policies with high deductibles. Contributions to the accounts are made on a pre-tax basis. The money can accumulate year after year tax free, and be withdrawn tax free to pay for a variety of medical expenses such as...

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Q&A Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)

June 1st, 2011

Published June 2011 Is there a small employer exception for complying with ERISA? No, virtually every private-sector employer is subject to ERISA  – there is no size exemption  This includes corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships   Remember, non-profit organizations are covered as well  However, the plans of governmental employers and of churches are exempt from the...

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