September 2017
IRS Changes Rules for 2018 HSAs
New Regulations Allow More Contributions

New regulations from the IRS will allow individuals to contribute $50 more to self-only coverage and $150 more for family coverage. For more details click here.

Can Automation Cut Health Care Costs?
Pharmaceutical Companies Look at Reducing Costs

Automation has a negative reputation for many to most American manufacturing workers. However, as prescription drug costs rise, automation may be a viable way to reduce the cost of manufacturing drugs for pharmaceutical companies, and in turn, make drugs more affordable for consumers. 

(Source: The Hill)
Protections for Stop-Loss Policies 
Passes in the House

Self-insurance is one way many small to mid-size companies can save money for employee health care costs. The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill setting legal limits for regulators who might want to place limits on stop-loss policies. Read more about the bill here.

( Source: SIIA.org )

Hacker Updates
Business Email Compromise Scams

Hackers are constantly evolving their techniques and a scam on the rise compromises business emails. You've heard of one recent example in the hacking of John Podesta's email. Once hackers gain access to your email, sometimes via a password reset page, they can use information they find there such as bank accounts, passwords to other accounts and financial data. Read more here.

(Source: Forbes.com)

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