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ACA Limits, Penalties and Fees – 2014 thru 2020

Posted August 26, 2019 by Patrick Haynes

Employer Shared Responsibility (Employer Mandate)

Plan Years 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Affordability Safe Harbor Percentage 9.78% 9.86% 9.56% 9.69% 9.66% 9.56% 9.50%

Employer Mandate Penalties – Calendar Year

Penalties 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Tier One: Failure to offer coverage or to offer to 95% of employees (70% for 2015) TBD $2,500 $2,320 $2,260 $2,160 $2,080 $2,000
Tier Two: Failure to offer coverage that is affordable and meets minimum value TBD $3,750 $3,480 $3,390 $3,240 $3,120 $3,000

Market Rules

Account Limits 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) TBD $2,700 $2,650 $2,600 $2,550 $2,550 $2,500
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) TBD $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Health Spending Accounts (HSA)
High Deductible Health Plan Annual Deductible Minimums (Self-Only/Family) $1,400
$2,800
$1,350
$2,700
$1,350
$2,700
$1,300
$2,600
$1,300
$2,600
$1,300
$2,600
$1,250
$2,500
Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximums (Self-Only/Family) $6,900
$13,800
$6,750
$13,500
$6,650
$13,300
$6,550
$13,100
$6,550
$13,100
$6,450
$12,900
$6,350
$12,700
Maximum Contribution (Self-Only/Family) $3,550
$7,100
$3,500
$7,000
$3,450
$6,850/$6,900
$3,400
$6,750
$3,350
$6,750
$3,350
$6,650
$3,300
$6,550
Transportation
Parking (per month) $265 $265 $260 $255 $255 $250 $250
Mass Transit (per month) $265 $265 $260 $255 $255 $250 $130

Fees – Paid by Health Plan (per Covered Life)

Fees 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Transitional Reinsurance Fee N/A N/A $0 $27.00 $44.00 $63.00
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI)
Plan Years Ending 1/1 – 9/30 $2.45 $2.39 $2.26 $2.17 $2.08 $2.00
Plan Years Ending 10/1 – 12/31 N/A $2.45 $2.39 $2.26 $2.17 $2.08

 

2020 HSA Limits were made available on May 28, 2019.  Please see those details here:  https://www.apbenefitadvisors.com/2019/05/28/irs-releases-2020-limits-for-hsas/

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Voluntary Benefits: Life Insurance with Long-Term Care – The Overlooked Lifetime Benefit

Posted August 13, 2019 by Megan DiMartino

The life insurance market has changed dramatically in the last 20 years and that is nothing compared to what has happened in the long-term care (LTC) market. Almost every employee has some personal financial risk (many are great) with the potential costs of an extended long-term care situation.

Join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as our Director of Voluntary Benefits, Stephen Ivey, discusses the changes in the markets, the new definitions and features of LTC, and how these new types of plans are becoming much more important as a benefit offer.

Webinar details:

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • 2:00pm – 3:00 pm EDT
  • No cost to attend
  • This webinar is open to all HR and Finance Professionals – but not to brokers, agents, TPAs and PEOs

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**AP Benefit Advisors, LLC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.


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