NEW UPDATES AVAILABLE ON Limits for HSA, FSA and HRA contributions. 2018 HDHP deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. Compliance requirements for HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs.

2018 FSA Limits

The IRS announced an increase to the annual contribution limit in 2018  for Healthcare FSA. 2018 Contribution Limits Healthcare FSA: $2,650 (increase of $50). Transit/Parking Benefits: $260 per month for each account (increase of $5). Dependent Care FSA: $5,000 (no change). For complete details on the 2018 IRS Inflation Adjustments, please view: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-17-58.pdf

Rate Action Q1 2018: PPO Average decrease -0.4% and the HMO average increase +2.4%. No increase to dental and vision plans. A Few Changes to Note for 2018: Added two new plans: – Anthem Gold Select HMO 1000/30%/4000 – Anthem Gold HMO 1000/30%/4000 – Anthem Bronze Select PPO4500/35%/6550 w/HSA – Anthem Bronze PPO4500/35%/6550 w/HSA Discontinued the following plans: – Anthem Silver Select HMO1750/40%/7150 – Anthem Silver HMO 1750/40%/7150 – Updated the benefits to the PPO plans (office visit copays, out…

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4TH Quarter Proposals are available. Let RBG help you with quoting now! Rates available for: Anthem Blue Shield California Choice Health Net Kaiser MediExcel Sharp Sutter Health Plus UnitedHealthcare WHA Rates for Aetna and Covered California will be released shortly. Your RBG Team looks forward to assisting you!

The insurance industry is changing and brokers are being asked to provide more resources to the employer groups they support. Rogers Benefit Group’s partnership with HRAnswerLink provides special pricing for RBG partners. HRAnswerLink has built a unique, affordable HR solution, branded for you to assist your clients with HR compliance and employee management needs. Schedule a time now to discuss why hundreds of brokers across the country are partnering with HRAnswerLink and how they can assist you with client retention…

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Covered California Agency Agreement This month, Covered California has started reaching out to all agencies to sign a new Agency Agreement and/or Non-Monetary Agreement. These documents will be distributed via DocuSign and will be required in order for agents to gain access to the Agency Portal (which will be completed and ready for use in the coming weeks). These revised contracts are designed to ensure that agencies and their designated Agency Manager are documented and that the process of quoting…

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Rates: Rate pass for HMO, MC, and PPO medical plans for all rating areas Networks: Saint John’s Health Clinic is joining Aetna’s HMO and HMO Deductible network effective August 1, 2017 The SCCIPA EPO and MC plans (Santa Clara County) are not available for new business as of 9/1/17, and members enrolled in these plans will be asked to enroll in a different network at the time of their renewal starting January 2018 Aetna contracts with HEAL providers Teladoc is also available…

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