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2021 HSA contribution limits announced

IRS Announces 2021 HSA and HDHP Limit Increases

May 22, 2020

For 2021, the IRS just announced the increased new contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to $3,600 for individuals and $7,200 for family plans. In turn, adjustments to High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) were also made. The minimum HDHP…

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Learn about health care finance at the Further Learning Center

The Further Learning Center: An Invaluable Resource for Brokers

September 13, 2019

The team at Further understands health care finance is complicated. That’s why we’ve put an emphasis on education for our partners and members. The more people understand about how their health care spending accounts work, the more confident they’ll be…

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transparency in health care pricing could revolutionize the industry

Transparency Puts the Consumer Back into Health Care Consumerism

August 28, 2019

While many in the health care industry continue to look for ways to reduce patient costs, the statistics still tell a different story. Health care consumers are forced to deal with cost ranges unlike anything they encounter when purchasing other…

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questions to ask potential new HSA administrators

Questions Every Broker Should Ask Prospective HSA Administrators

August 19, 2019

The health savings account (HSA) market is changing. What was once a means for employees to save and invest funds for future healthcare needs is now morphing into a way to pay for medical costs. This new reality means that…

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using telemedicine can save time and money

How Telemedicine May Help Decrease Health Care Costs

August 5, 2019

As employees continue to explore their health care treatment options, and the expenses that correlate, telemedicine may provide a more convenient, cost-saving option compared to traditional office visits. What’s more, telemedicine removes some of the traditional barriers to health care,…

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11 common HSA eligible expenses

11 Surprising Things You Can Buy With Your HSA

July 29, 2019

When employees have a health savings account (HSA), they generally understand that visits to the doctor or dentist can be paid for through their HSA. But when it comes to other items or services, employees may be missing out on…

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Tips for navigating life changes with an HSA

Tips for Navigating Life Changes with HSAs

July 18, 2019

Big life events such as marriage, the birth of a child, or retirement are often some of the most exciting times in life — but can also create challenges. Details like obtaining a marriage certificate or setting up a nursery…

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the value of an HSA is tied to the changing perception of an HSA

The Value of an HSA

July 17, 2019

Brokers: Is it safe to say that, given the tremendous growth of high deductible health plans (HDHP) with health savings account (HSAs) over the years, many of your benefits manager clients have adopted these health care vehicles for their organizations?…

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Meeting with doctor to go over options

Five Questions to Ask Your Physician Before Any Test, Treatment or Procedure

July 8, 2019

Hearing that you may be required to undergo a new medical test, treatment or procedure can be overwhelming, especially when you may not know what your options are. Your client’s employees are sure to have the same feelings. Empowering clients…

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Learn about the new HRA regulations passed by the government

Understanding the New June 2019 HRA Regulations

June 14, 2019

You’ve likely been following the conversation around the proposed regulations to broaden HRA rules that began in October 2018. The proposed regulation broadens health reimbursement account (HRA) rules to allow employers to offer an HRA that reimburses an employee’s individual…

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Couple enjoying retirement

What Medicare Means for HSAs

June 4, 2019

Many of us look forward with anticipation to – or backward with fond memories of – life’s rites of passage: getting a driver’s license at 16, voting at 18, full legal benefits at 21. But, Medicare eligibility at 65? Perhaps…

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