2013 Archives - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

PPACA FAQs & Implementation Part 11

If you’ve been following along with our PPACA-timelines you’ve seen on the 2013 Timeline the blurb that Employer/Plan Sponsors are required to “Provide employees with HHS information notices about 2014 exchanges and subsidies.”  You may also recall that this was supposed to be accomplished by March 1st  of this year. Well, the DOL is not […]


Finally Final! HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations Released

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released some long-awaited (and long over-due) final regulations under HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). The release updated various HIPAA requirements including privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification. Employers, Plan Sponsors as well as Covered Entities, will likely require a great deal of time to […]


IRS Releases 2013 HSA Limits

Breaking news!   The Internal Revenue Service has just released the 2013 cost-of-living-adjusted HSA limits.  The following takes effect for calendar year 2013. Annual contribution limits $150 increase (EE Only): The annual limitation on deductions for an individual with employee-only coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) is $3,250 — up $150 from 2012. $200 […]