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 Important Tax Notices

​New IRS Requirement for Reporting Health Coverage for 2017

 2018 HSA Family Limit

The IRS has announced a decrease in maximum Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions.

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Special Medicare Classes Aug 20th, 23rd, & 24th
Are you nearing retirement or close to age 65? Come to the Special Medicare Classes offered throughout the County on August 20th, 23rd & 24th. These informative classes can help you navigate the Medicare maze and put you on the path to wellbeing in your later years. For information on classes times and locations SEE EVENTS​.

REAL APPEAL starts August 1st
Real Appeal is an online program that can help you lose weight and improve your health. Real Appeal®, an online weight loss program that’s made for real life - available at no cost if enrolled in United Healthcare health plans as part of your employee benefits.*
This simple, step-by-step online program helps you lose weight by building healthy habits over time. 
Become a member for free* at enroll.realappeal.com.
When you enroll in Real Appeal you receive:
  • A Transformation Coach who leads weekly online group sessions.
  • Online tools to help you track your food, activity and weight loss progress.
  • A Success Kit with food and weight scales, recipes, workout DVDs and more - shipped to your door.
More info at RealAppeal.com.
*For those enrolled in UHC health plans. Available August 1st.

Annual Health Fairs
Annual Health Fairs begin July 10th and run through August 28th at locations throughout the County. Broward County employees and their spouse or domestic partner are welcome to attend. Biometric screenings, chair massage, smoothie station and insurance vendors are all part of the fun. Be sure to register for your Biometric screen, your wait time will be much less than if you just walk-in which will only be accepted after the first hour of the event at each location. You can SCHEDULE HERE to select the time in the location most convenient.

New 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a decrease in maximum Health Savings Account (HSA) family contributions. However, they have decided to allow the deduction to remain at the previously announced amount of $6,900. Please use this form to make changes and send it to Employee Benefits Services. 

Engagement Incentive

In recognition of the importance of annual preventive screenings, the County has continued the Engagement Incentive for 2018. An Affidavit is not needed for annual wellbeing events​ that are coded by your provider as preventive.​

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 Alex can help you understand benefit plans available and select the one that is the best fit for you and your family. Alex asks questions about your coverage needs and explains how the different plans work, then provides recommendations, including financial implications.