Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Insured Group Health Plan Non-Discrimination Rule Enforcement Delayed Pending Guidance; Agencies Invite Public Input on Rules

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced that the agencies do not plan to enforce new rules that prohibit non-grandfathered insured group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated employees until guidance is published on the workings of certain key elements of these requirements.

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IRS Expands Options For HFSAs , HRAS To Allow Over-The-Counter Drug Purchases With Drug Cards

Recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance loosens the conditions under which health flexible spending account (HFSA) and health reimbursement accounts may permit participants to use debit cards to purchase over-the-counter medicines or drugs after January 15, 2011.

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