HSAs From the Employer's Perspective
Design and Compliance Issues
With recent surveys showing explosive growth in health savings accounts, the time is right to revisit design options and compliance basics for employer programs. Whether you are a plan sponsor (with an existing or contemplated HSA program), a service provider for employer programs, or an advisor, this 90-minute web seminar will provide you with employer-focused insights into the choices and challenges presented by HSAs today.
Originally presented on October 27, 2011.
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Here’s some of what was covered:
- Why choose an HSA program instead of an HRA or health FSA? Why are HSA programs typically funded through employer-sponsored cafeteria plans?
- Are employers obligated to determine whether an employee is HSA-eligible? What type of coverage qualifies as a “high-deductible health plan” for HSA eligibility?
- What coverage will make an individual HSA-ineligible, and how might that issue be addressed? What happens if the employer has an on-site clinic or wellness program?
- Can an employer get back contributions made by mistake? How do the two potentially applicable nondiscrimination rules differ?
- How does health care reform impact HSAs? What must an employer do to avoid the application of ERISA to its HSA program?
Please note: The speakers will focus on compliance issues for employer-sponsored HSA programs only; compliance by HSA trustees/custodians will not be covered.
Speakers: Leslie J. Anderson and John W. Haine. Ms. Anderson is a partner in, and co-chair of, the Employee Benefits Practice Group of Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis and is a Contributing Author of EBIA’s COBRA: The Developing Law. Mr. Haine is an attorney and Senior Editor at EBIA. He is a Contributing Author and Editor of EBIA’s Consumer-Driven Health Care manual and EBIA’s Fringe Benefits manual.
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