In 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began the Individual Mandate in which all individuals are required to obtain minimum essential health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members or pay a penalty. The penalty amount is calculated and paid when an individual files his or her federal income tax return for the year.
The IRS announced in Revenue Procedure 2014-61 issued October 30, 2014, the inflation-adjusted contribution limit for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) will go up by $50 for the 2015 tax year. The maximum contribution employees will be able to make to their health flexible spending accounts will increase $50 to $2,550 in 2015. That $50
The IRS announced in Revenue Procedure 2014-30 issued April 24, 2014, the inflation-adjusted HSA contribution and HDHP minimum deductible and out-of-pocket limits, effective for calendar year 2015. The higher rates reflect a cost-of-living adjustment and rounding rules under Internal Revenue Code Section 223. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) Contribution Limit for employer and employee contributions is
The IRS highlighted the following adjustments taking effect on January 1, 2015: For 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans, the COLA increases for dollar limits on benefits and contributions are as follows: Defined Contribution Plan Limits 2015 2014 Maximum employee elective deferral $18,000 $17,500 Employee catch-up contribution (ages 50 and older) $6,000
On November 6, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued FAQs clarifying ACA implementation compliance as it relates to premium reimbursement arrangements. The FAQs clarify after-tax reimbursements and cash compensation for individual premiums do not comply with the ACA’s market reforms and may trigger tax penalties.