In This Issue: A Bright Future for HSAsFeatured Article

While President Donald Trump has talked about several remedies for healthcare, one he mentions often is expanding the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) – consumer directed accounts that are typically paired with high deductible health plans (HDHPs).

Like flexible spending accounts (FSAs), they offer a convenient way to pay for out-of-pocket costs like doctor visit co-pays and other qualified medical expenses.

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Overtime Pay on Hold

In late November, a federal judge blocked an Obama Administration regulation that would have made millions of Americans eligible for overtime pay on December 1st.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas affected an estimated 4.2 million workers who were to be eligible for time-and-a-half wages for each hour worked beyond 40 per week.

The rule, released by the  Department of Labor in May of 2016, would have nearly doubled the threshold at which executive, administrative and professional employees are exempt from overtime to $47,476 from $23,660. Read More >

Repeal & Replace

One consistent theme on President Trump’s wish list is to introduce legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) within his first 100 days.

What might replace it is anyone’s guess, but throughout his campaign, Donald Trump stated that he supports…

  • Making coverage available to those with pre-existing conditions
  • Assuring people with coverage that they will not be left behind
  • Not reverting back to limited lifetime coverage maximums

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Germs at Home

Objects in your home may not be as clean as they appear. In fact, germs that cause disease are found all over household items. This article lists the items found to have the highest germ counts (from least to most dirty). View Article >

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