IRS Changes Course (Again) and Restores 2018 HSA Family Limit to $6,900 | California Benefit Brokers

Friday, April 27, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the 2018 annual contribution limit to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for persons with family coverage under a qualifying High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) is restored to $6,900. The single-coverage...

Benefits Easy: Intro to Self-Funding | California Employee Benefit Advisors

As we head into the second month of 2018, companies have already begun the arduous task of submitting budgets and finding ways to cut costs for the new year. One of the most effective ways to combat increasing health care costs for companies is to move to...

Self-Funding Dental: Leave No Stone Unturned | California Benefit Advisors

With all of the focus that is put into managing and controlling health care costs today, it amazes me how many organizations still look past one of the most effective and least disruptive cost-saving strategies available to employers with 150 or more covered employees...

The Best Ways to Minimize Your Risk When Selecting a Stop Loss Carrier – Part 2 | California Benefit Advisors

In the first part of this two-part blog, I recommended a number of important items to keep in mind as you select a stop loss carrier. Additionally, here are a few other things you will want to look for, or ask about, when selecting a stop loss carrier. While this is...

Tax Treatment of Fixed Indemnity Health Plans | California Benefit Advisors

A fixed indemnity health plan pays a specific amount of cash for certain health-related events (for example, $40 per office visit or $100 per hospital day). The amount paid is neither related to the medical expense incurred, nor coordinated with other health coverage....