Webinar | The Latest Developments in Health and Welfare Plans

On-Demand Webinar

Written by benefitexpress | August 10, 2018

2019 Health and Welfare Plans

We work in an exciting industry – which means quick changes are the norm, and adaptability is a necessity. Keep your compliance plans up to date with a download of all legislative changes since our last update webinar.

This webinar covered the latest on health care reform - legislation that's passed in the last six months, what's on the way, and what it means for your organization.

Topics discussed include:

  • Guidance on employer shared responsibility - including 2018 penalty amounts and 2019 health and welfare plans review
  • Proposed regulations that would expand availability of short-term, limited-duration insurance
  • IRS revises some 2018 benefit limits due to tax cuts and Jobs Act; then revises it again
  • IRS clarifies that male sterilization and male contraceptives are not preventive care for HDHP purposes; provides transition relief
  • HHS finalizes 2019 benefit and payment parameters and extends transition policy allowing certain non-compliant policies
  • Agencies issue more mental health parity guidance, including additional FAQs and a new disclosure form
  • IRS announces 2019 HSA contribution limits, HDHP minimum deductibles, and HDHP out-of-pocket maximums 
  • IRS announces ACA indexing adjustments for affordability and premium tax credit determinations for 2019 
  • Employer tax credit for paid Family Medical Leave
  • DOL releases final rules for Association Health Plans

Curious for more? Watch a recording of this session, or download the slides.


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