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February 2, 2018 Top 10 Questions re: Management Carve Outs in Group Health Plans  
2017 Publication 969 is now available: This publication can be used to file 2017 tax forms and also provides some basic information about health FSAs, HSAs and HRAs.  
  Same Sex Marriage and Spending Accounts  
January 1, 2016 IRS Cost of Living Adjustments (Notice 2016-55)  
January 1, 2016 2016 Benefit Limits  
September 16, 2013 Application of Market Reform and other Provisions of the Affordable Care Act to HRAs, Health FSAs, and Certain other Employer Healthcare Arrangements  
September 13, 2013 ACA Provisions for HRAs, Health FSAs & more (Technical Release No. 2013-03)  
September 13, 2013 PCORI Q & As
January 1, 2013 New Mileage Rate Effective January 1, 2013  
December 13, 2011 New Mileage Rate Effective January 1, 2012  
November 2, 2011 2012 Cost of Living Adjustments for Transportation Fringe Benefits Now Available
July 1, 2011 New Mileage Rate Effective July 1, 2011  
February 10, 2011 IRS Announces Breast Pump and Lactation Devices As Reimbursable Expenses - Announcement 2011-14
September 16, 2009 Effective Jan 1, 2011 - IRS Announces Change To Over The Counter FSA Eligibility
  The IRS has posted several statements, including a helpful FAQ, about the OTC rule change on its Affordable Care Act website. Links to the most detailed items are listed below:
  1. Text of IR-2010-95
  2. Text of Rev. Rul. 2010-23
  3. Text of Notice 2010-59
  4. Text of Affordable Care Act: Questions and Answers on Over-the-Counter Medicines and Drugs
December 23,2009 IRS Q&A for COBRA Subsidy Reimbursement  
February 26, 2009 DOL ARRA Fact Sheet
ARRA - Title III
February 17, 2009 Premium Assistance for COBRA Benefits/Notice 2009-27
January 1, 2005 COBRA Legislative Update
  Congress Provides New Dependent Definition Affecting Benefit Plan Taxability
April 29, 2004 Tuition Costs of a Special School That Helps Children to Overcome Learning Disabilities Can Be Medical Care
January 1, 2003 Dependent Care Reimbursement Account Questions and Answers 
DCRA vs. Dependent Care Tax Credit Comparison Worksheet 
July 1, 2003 Legislative Update: ASSEMBLY BILL 1401 
  Double Dipping Scheme Ruled Illegal   

  Important Update
Compliance Updates

Revenue Procedure 2018-17 was released on April 26, 2018 and provides taxpayers the ability to treat the original $6900 as the max annual family HSA contribution limit. The Rev. Proc. also provides guidance on how to handle distributions that were meant to reduce contributions to the lower $6850 limit.