Amounts Paid for Certain Personal Protective Equipment Treated as Medical Expenses Announcement

Announcement 2021-7 notifies taxpayers that amounts paid for personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19 PPE) are treated as amounts paid for medical care under § 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, amounts paid by an…
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IRS Releases 2021 Contribution Limits for FSA and Commuter Accounts

The IRS has released Revenue Procedure 2020-45 announcing contribution limits for 2021. There are no changes to flexible spending account (FSA) and commuter benefits contribution limits for 2021. Medical FSA Contribution amounts will remain $2,750 and Dependent Care (married filing jointly) will remain at $5,000. Commuter monthly contribution amount for both parking and transit will…
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Changes to FSA and HSA Eligible Items

The $2 trillion+ Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. This bill included significant steps forward in helping consumers protect the health and well-being of their families by reducing unnecessary trips to the doctor during this time of increased demand and creating even more value for the…
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CARES Act and Reimbursement Accounts

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It is a massive bill of over 880 pages intended to help Americans during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It includes a number of provisions that affect your employee benefits plans. We’ve outlined a few of the highlights below. Participants…
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