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The Wagner Law Group Description 

The Wagner Law Group, A Professional Corporation, is a nationally recognized ERISA & employee benefits, estate planning, employment, labor & human resources practice. 

 

Established in 1996, The Wagner Law Group has 22 attorneys engaged exclusively in employee benefits, estate planning and employment law. Five of our attorneys are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell as having very high to preeminent legal abilities and ethical standards. The firm is among the largest ERISA boutiques in the country. Our practice is national in scope, with clients in more than 40 states and several foreign countries.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

The Wagner Law Group

 

Massachusetts Office 

Tel: (617) 357-5200 

Fax: (617) 357-5250 

99 Summer Street 

13th Floor

Boston, MA 02110


Florida Office 

Tel: (561) 293-3590
Fax: (561) 293-3591
7121 Fairway Drive
Suite 203
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

   

San Francisco Office

Tel: (415) 625-0002

Fax: (415) 829-4385

315 Montgomery Street

Suite 902

San Francisco, CA 94104

 

www.wagnerlawgroup.com

 

 

 

 

November 15, 2012 

 State and Federal Law Alert

 

 

 

IRS Releases 2013 Limits for Welfare Benefit Plans

 

 

 

The IRS has released the 2013 inflation-adjusted maximums for certain employee welfare benefit plans and the dollar amounts used for certain discrimination tests.

 

For the definition of "highly compensated employee", which is used in several welfare plan discrimination tests, the threshold remains at $115,000 when determinations are based on compensation from the preceding year.

 

Eligible long-term care premiums that are treated as medical care expenses cannot exceed: $360 for individuals age 40 or less; $680 for ages 41 to 50; $1,360 for ages 51 to 60; $3,640 for ages 61 to 70 and $4,550 for those over age 70.

 

The 2013 limit on contributions to health savings accounts ("HSAs") increases to $3,250 for a self-only HSA and $6,450 for a family HSA. For 2013, a high deductible health plan ("HDHP") plan must have a minimum deductible of $1,250 for self-only coverage, and $2,500 for family coverage. The maximum out-of-pocket amount for an HDHP (including deductibles, co-payments and other amounts, not including premiums) cannot exceed $6,250 for self-only coverage and $12,500 for a family.

 

Employees' pre-tax employee contributions to health care flexible spending account plans are limited to $2,500 per year as of the first day of the first plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2013.

 

The maximum tax-exempt benefit from a dependent care assistance plan remains at $5,000, as this amount is not indexed to inflation.

 

The IRS has not yet announced the maximums for adoption assistance plans, qualified parking expense reimbursement plans or qualified transportation expense reimbursement plans.

 

 

 

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