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Jun
23

What’s Driving Medical Cost Trend Upward in 2018?

Learn more by clicking on the link below
http://healthcaretrendsinstitute.org/medical-cost-trend-2018/

Jun
21

9 myths about Section 125 cafeteria plans

Learn 9 myths about Section 125 cafeteria plans

Jun
12

PCORI Filing Due by July 31

Read more by clicking on the link below
https://benefitslink.com/m/url.cgi?n=39221&p=1496766095

May
22

Closed Memorial Day

Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Nov
15

HOLIDAY HOURS

Our offices will be closed January 2, 2017 for the New Year Holiday.
We encourage participants to turn in their Flex […]

Nov
11

My Flex System Maintenance

Our Flex system portals including the Employer Flex, My Flex and Mobile Apps will be down for routine maintenance on […]

Oct
27

Health FSA Limit Increases to $2600.00

Excerpt from Rev. Proc. 2016-55       16 Cafeteria Plans. For the taxable years beginning in 2017, the dollar […]

Sep
12

Ten Tips for Easy Open Enrollment

 
Ten Tips for Easy Open Enrollment
We all know that enrollment can be complicated. But with the following tips, […]

Aug
30

Office Closed Monday, September 5th – Labor Day

Our office will be closed all day Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day Holiday.  Have a Happy and Safe […]

Jun
28

Our Offices closed on July 4th

Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in Observance of Independence Day.  No claims or reimbursements will be processed this […]

May
25

Offices Closed Memorial Day

Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in Observance of Memorial Day.  No claims or reimbursements will be […]

May
9

Flex Mobile App has been updated to Version 4.5

Our Advantage Administrators mobile app has been updated to Version 4.5.  If your phone does not do automatic updates, please search […]

May
5

IRS Information letter 2016-0013 Documentation Required

EBIA a leader in employee benefits and compliance comments on IRS Information letter 2016-0013:
“Documentation Required Before Reimbursing Expenses. Letter […]

Apr
29

IRS releases 2017 Health Savings Account Limits

The IRS has issued limits and guidelines for the 2017 Health Savings Account.
Maximum Contributions will be $3,400 for an […]

Mar
25

Offices Closing at 4:00 pm Friday, March 25th

Our offices will be closing at 4:00 p.m. Friday March, 25th.  We will re-open on Monday, March 28th at 8:00 […]

Mar
24

Worksheet and Webinar slides regarding Benefit Rewards

Thank you to those who attend today’s Webinar regarding Notice 2015-87 and Rewarding Employee Choice.  Below you will find a […]

Mar
16

IRS Notice 2015-87

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires, among other things, that employers provide “affordable” major medical coverage to […]

Jan
5

Health Care Mileage reduced for 2016

Health Care mileage reimbursement rate was reduced for 2016 from 23 cents per mile to 19 cents per mile.  When […]

Dec
21

Cadillac Tax Delayed until 2020

On Friday, December 18, 2015 President Obama signed an appropriations bill that included a delay in implementation of the excise […]

Dec
8

Holiday Closures and Reminders

Our offices will be closed on the following days – December 24 and 25 2015.  Participants wanting to receive reimbursement deposits […]

Nov
15

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Reminders

Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for our staff to spend the Holiday with […]

Nov
11

Consumer Portal, Employer Portal and the Mobile App Scheduled Maintenance

Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m. (cst) our Consumer Portal, Employer Portal and Mobile App will be offline […]

Aug
25

Offices Closed Labor Day

Our offices will be closed Monday, September 7th in Observance of Labor Day.  We wish you a happy and safe […]

Aug
18

Flex Systems portals unavailable August 22nd

Our Flex system portals including the Employer Flex, My Flex and Mobile Apps will be down for routine maintenance on […]

May
4

IRS releases 2016 adjustments for Health Savings Accounts

For calendar year 2016, the annual deductions limits are $3,350.00 for individuals with self-only coverage under a high deductible health […]

Mar
30

EBIA – Posting SPD on Intranet Insufficient Electronic Disclosure Without Notice to Participants

From the March 26, 2015 EBIA Weekly

[Thomas v. CIGNA Group Ins., 2015 WL 893534 (E.D.N.Y. 2015)]

Mar
18

Small Employer Relief & HSA Rules

IRS Announces Temporary Relief for Small Employers Who Reimburse Employee Individual Medical Insurance Premiums also New Health Savings Account Rules […]

Mar
10

Consumer Portal, Employer Portal and the Mobile App Scheduled Maintenance

Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 3:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m. (cst) our Consumer Portal, Employer Portal and Mobile App will be […]

Feb
19
Dec
19

Office Closed during the Holidays

Happy Holidays,  Our offices will be closed on the following dates to allow our employees time to the celebrate the […]

Dec
19

The Dangers of Premium Reimbursement Arrangements

The IRS, DOL and HHS (referred to collectively below as “the Agencies”) continue to “close the door” every possible arrangement […]

Dec
17

Medical Mileage Rate for 2015

IRS Notice 2014-79   The IRS announced that the standard mileage rate for medical care will drop slightly to 23 […]

Dec
3

CAFETERIA PLAN UPDATES

Additional Insurance Election Changes Allowed by the IRS
Cafeteria Plan elections are generally irrevocable for the Plan Year, unless one […]

Nov
19

Happy Holidays Office Closed Dates

Happy Holidays,  Our offices will be closed on the following dates to allow our employees time to the celebrate the […]

Nov
4

IRS Announces Increase in Maximum Employee Health FSA

IRS Announces Increase in Maximum Employee Health Flexible Spending Account Contribution Amount
The Affordable Care Act capped employee pre-tax contributions to […]

Oct
13

Reminder 2015 Health Savings Account Contribution limits and Deductible requirements

As open enrollment approaches,  Advantage Administrators wants to remind you of the 2015 Health Savings Account Limits.
In Revenue Procedure […]

Sep
29

Health Care IDs

Under HIPAA, plans that provide health benefits are required to conduct electronic transactions using standards and code sets designated by […]

Aug
22

System Maintenance on Saturday, September 6, 2014

Our mobile and online system will have routine maintenance completed on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  The mobile and online systems […]

Aug
22

Office Closed on Labor Day

Our offices will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.

Jul
16

Offices closed July 24th for Volunteer Day

Our offices will be closed Thursday, July 24th. Our employees will be volunteering throughout the community during Waverly’s RAGBRAI overnight visit.  […]

Jun
2

Text Alert adds U.S. Cellular

Participants can opt into text alerts through their online web account.
Simply, click on the Mobile Access page of the […]

May
28

PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYEES WHO WAIVE MAJOR MEDICAL COVERAGE Under the Affordable Care Act

Some employers, particularly school districts, provide an incentive to employees who “opt-out” of the employer’s group medical plan.  This […]

Apr
24

IRS announces 2015 HSA Limits

Maximum contributions to health savings accounts will jump slightly next year, the IRS announced. It will increase $50 for individuals […]

Apr
22

2014 HSA Annual Contribution

Self-Only Coverage  $3,300.00
Family Coverage $6,550.00
HSA 2014 Insurance Policy.
2014 Flex Medical Mileage Reimbursement
23.5 cents per mile

Mar
21

Recent IRS Guidance Impacting Health Reimbursement Plans and Cafeteria Plans

IRS Notice 2013-54
In September 2013 the IRS issued Notice 2013-54, which attempted to answer several questions concerning the implementation […]

Mar
21

IRS modifies “use-it-or-lose-it” rule

The IRS on October 31, 2013 issued a notice modifying the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule for Cafeteria
plan Health Flexible Spending Accounts […]

Mar
21

Q/A for HRA and Partially Self-Funded Medical Plans

“PCOR” FEES
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fees
What are “PCOR” Fees?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) instituted a fee […]

Mar
21

IRS Delays “Pay or Play” Mandate for Employers

It was announced yesterday (July 2nd) that under regulatory guidance to be issued next week, the “employer responsibility” mandate (commonly […]

Mar
21

Employer Durbin Amendment Notice with Q/A

Durbin Amendment Benny Card Update
 
Please disregard if your organization does not participate with the Benny Benefit Card payment […]

Mar
21

Mobile Apps are available now for Apple and Android Users.

Mobile Apps are available now for Apple and Android Users. Download from your MyFlex Account.  Check your balance or file a […]

Mar
21

2013 Medical Mileage Rate

The mileage rate for 2013 is 24 cents per mile for medical purposes. This is up 1 cent from the 2012 […]

Mar
21

Is your Pharmacy certified to use your Flex Benefit Card?

Go to www.sig-is.org to see if your Pharmacy is certified to use your Flex Benefit Card.

Mar
20

Recent IRS Guidance Impacting Health Reimbursement Plans and Cafeteria Plans

IRS Notice 2013-54
In September 2013 the IRS issued Notice 2013-54, which attempted to answer several questions concerning the implementation […]