Spring 2018
In the ever-changing world of HR strategy and employee benefits, Kushner & Company is an acknowledged leader in the field. We provide comprehensive consulting and administrative services individualized to assure your specific strategy and benefit requirements are entirely fulfilled.
Starting in 2007, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA) requires that the IRS release the upcoming year's new HSA limits prior to June 1st. Here are the new limits for 2019

In May, 2017, the IRS released the 2018 HSA contributions limits in Rev Proc 2017-37, amongst other HSA-related indexed numbers, stating that the maximum contribution for those in family HDHP coverage would be $6,900. Congress then passed its Reconciliation Act in December, 2017, changing the indexing methodology for a number of benefit-related (and other) limits to utilize something called "chained-CPI," as opposed to the regular CPI that had been used for decades. This in turn caused the IRS to recalculate its 2018 limits for benefit plans, and on March 2, 2018 issued Rev Proc 2018-18, retroactively reducing the 2018 family HSA maximum contribution amount by $50 to $6,850. Now, however...
IRS Issues Paid FMLA Tax Credit FAQs Under New Section 45S

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, created a new business credit for employers that offer paid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). In a pleasant surprise, employers with fewer than 50 employees are also eligible for this tax credit if they offer paid FMLA-like leave. The IRS released its first guidance on this new tax credit in a series of FAQs.
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In This Issue
2019 HSA Limits and HDHP Designs Announced
IRS Plays Emily Litella Regarding 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limit
IRS Issues Paid FMLA Tax Credit FAQs Under New Section 45S
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