How to Stay on Track While on Vacation | VA Benefits Firm

Summer is here and so many of us work hard to lose a few pounds before summer vacation but then get to our vacations and ‘’want to live it up!’’ The problem is that then we end up bloated and unhappy with those decisions.  Vacation is supposed to be a time to relax and unwind … Continued

Exploring Heart Health | Virginia Benefits Team

Heartbreaks are painful, but did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 655,000 people dying from the condition each year. This equates to one in four deaths attributed to this awful disease. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), … Continued

IRS Provides Guidance on Premium Assistance and Tax Credit for Continuation Health Coverage | VA Employee Benefits Agents

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance on tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). Notice 2021-31 PDF provides guidance for employers, plan administrators, and health insurers regarding the new credit available to them for providing continuation health … Continued

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 | Virginia Benefits Group

There have been important changes to the Child Tax Credit that will help many families receive advance payments starting this summer. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for tax year 2021 only. The expanded credit means: The credit amounts will increase for many taxpayers. The credit for … Continued

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2022 | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

On May 10, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2022. An HSA is a tax-exempt savings account that employees can use to pay for qualified health expenses. To be eligible for an HSA, an employee: Must be covered by a … Continued

OSHA Changes Policy on Workplace Vaccine Requirements | VA Employee Benefits Advisors

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) quietly updated its website over the weekend to adjust its policy on whether adverse effects from an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccination should be counted as a recordable workplace injury. On Friday, the agency’s guidance released April 21st, which stated that adverse reactions from employer-mandated vaccinations are “work-related,” remained in effect. … Continued

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