2020 year in review

When 2020 began, it’s safe to say no one could have predicted all that was to come. As individuals and organizations, we all came together to quickly pivot to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe. As we look back over the year, organizations and legislation has also changed to address the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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here are 5 myths about HSAs

While many employees have stated that their overall health has become more important in the wake of COVID-19, the reality is that, for most Americans, preventive care has all but stopped since the pandemic began. From annual well-care visits to vaccinations, dental appointments, and mental health sessions, proactive care services are critical for maintaining good…

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DCAP Payroll Contributions: Guidance for Employers Now and in 2021

The end of the year, and specifically during open enrollment, is a time during which many people budget for anticipated expenses for the coming year. However, 2021 will not bring about a return to pre-COVID-19 “normal,” at least for the first several months.  For those employees with dependent care assistant program (DCAP) accounts, also known…

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help for brokers with DCAPs

The 2020 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s life. And working parents of young children have been among the most challenged. School, daycare and workplace closures have required such employees to supervise their children’s education while working from home. With most of us believing our worlds would return to pre-pandemic normal by late summer, no one gave…

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the government has announced FSA limits for next year

The IRS announced that the 2021 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contribution limit will remain at $2,750. A medical FSA is a personal expense account that works with an employer’s health plan, allowing employees to set aside a portion of their salary, pretax, to pay for qualified medical expenses. An FSA offers employees a smart way…

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overcome open enrollment engagement challenges during covid-19

As COVID-19 began to spike in the U.S., consumers shifted habits related to their overall health. With growing concerns over the pandemic, a Further study found that 69% of consumers reported that their health is more important to them today, compared to pre-coronavirus times, and 63% report they are paying more attention to their healthcare…

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