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2014 HSA Contribution Figures

On May 2, 2013, the IRS released the new Health Savings Account (HSA) index figures for 2014. The IRS provides this early release to help plan sponsors and participants budget for the upcoming year. The 2014 index...

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Revised Indexed Figures for 2013

The IRS and Social Security Administration have released cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments that apply to dollar limitations set forth in certain IRS Code Sections. The Consumer Price Index rose enough since the third...

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Pretax Transit Benefits Raised

For those of you who use public transit, you will see your annual tax savings increase significantly... if you participate in an Employer-Provided pretax transit program. Congress extended parity for pretax transit and...

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Healthy Grocery Shopping & Eating Tips

Blue Shield of California recently published some great pieces on healthy grocery shopping and eating. Since it’s that time of year when everyone refocuses on their health and wellness as an essential part of daily life,...

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2013 Health Care Reform Changes

First, a very happy new year to all of you! Now that we find ourselves on day 2 of 2013, I’m sureyou’ve already briefed yourself on the latest and greatest in Health Care Reform right? No? Read on. Beginning January 1,...

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Blue Shield is Reducing Paper Mailings

Beginning in January 2012, Blue Shield is reducing the amount of paper they are sending to their members. Subscribers with claims showing no share cost will receive their Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) online, instead...

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The Supreme Court Rule on Health Care Reform

The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) today, or what you might be more familiarly acquainted with as Obamacare. In a narrow margin of 5-4 votes, the...

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Love Your Body

To kick off National Women’s Health Week take 3 minutes out of your day to watch & read the following video from Sutter Health. Yes, I realize I posted about this two weeks ago but it’s important. And not just for...

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2013 HSA Contribution Limits

The IRS has announced adjustments that affect health savings accounts in 2013. HSA contribution limits and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) out-of-pocket maximums will increase slightly. For the first time in three...

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National Women’s Health Week: May 13-19,2012

It seems only appropriate that Mother's Day, May 13, 2012, kick off National Women's Health Week. So often, women take care of their family, friends & careers, forgetting to be their own advocate and take care of...

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