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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2021
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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors in order to fund comparative effectiveness research. These fees are widely known as Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees, and were originally scheduled to expire for plan or policy years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2019. However, a…

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Comparing the Two Major COVID-19 Stimulus Packages

Comparing the Two Major COVID-19 Stimulus Packages

President Donald Trump recently signed into law an emergency stimulus package designed to deliver approximately $900 billion in COVID-19-related aid. The chart provides an overview of the highlights of the new stimulus package, and how it compares to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law in March 2020. This will likely…

Stimulus Bill Includes Temporary Special Rules for FSAs

Stimulus Bill Includes Temporary Special Rules for FSAs

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law. The Act provides temporary special rules for health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) that give employees additional time to use these funds. Extended Periods Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees may be more likely to have unused amounts in health…

Client Success Story: Just Run with it!

Client Success Story: Just Run with it!

Our clients never cease to amaze and motivate us. This is a client success story you won’t want to miss. Read how Dario Espinoza of our fantastic client, Fanimation, literally reversed his cholesterol numbers and finished his first half-marathon! In January Dario got his preventative exam and was very startled by his results because his…

Corporate Wellness Champion Custom Concrete

Corporate Wellness Champion Custom Concrete

American Health & Wellness Client Spotlight: Over the course of the last three years wellness has permeated throughout all aspects of client Custom Concrete’s business. Their overall commitment and dedication to ramping up a robust wellness program within their organization has yielded accolades of the highest nature within our state. This past month, they were named Indiana’s Healthiest Employer within the…

Client Case Study: The American Health & Wellness Ambassador Program
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Client Case Study: The American Health & Wellness Ambassador Program

At American Health & Wellness, we are not your average benefits broker. We believe it is our job to help improve the health and well-being of employees to reduce healthcare costs for our clients. My name is Paige and as the Director of Wellness Programs and Services, it is my job to design and implement…

Congress Extends Pre-Deductible Telehealth Coverage for HDHPs
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Congress Extends Pre-Deductible Telehealth Coverage for HDHPs

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), which was signed into law on Dec. 29, 2022, extends the ability of high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide benefits for telehealth or other remote care services before plan deductibles have been met without jeopardizing health savings account (HSA) eligibility. This extension applies for plan years beginning after…

Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines
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Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines

Employers subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 or 6056 should prepare to comply with reporting deadlines in early 2023. For the 2022 calendar year, covered employers must: Penalties may apply if employers are subject to ACA reporting and fail to file returns and furnish statements by the applicable…