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different employees with different health plans should receive different messaging

Why Employers Need Different Messaging for HDHP and PPO Members

September 21, 2020

Comprehending the complex world of health care is not for the faint of heart. There’s acronyms galore, many different provider options and according to a 2019 published study, the majority of U.S. adults (51%) reported having inadequate health insurance literacy…

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the federal government increased FSA limits for 2020

FSA Contribution Limits Increase for 2020

November 7, 2019

For 2020, the IRS increased the new 2020 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) limit to $2,750. For groups that have already set their contribution limits to the 2019 amount of $2,700, Further will automatically update the amount to the 2020 limit…

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Avoid mistakes with your benefits

Year-End Benefits Snafus and How to Avoid Them

October 30, 2019

As the end of the year nears, employees may have Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars that need to be spent. They may need to schedule last-minute appointments to fit in before the new year or begin planning their new year…

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Simplify how you talk about medical issues for better understanding

The Power of Language – Transforming the Health Care Industry for Consumers

October 7, 2019

Have you ever experienced sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia? Or diaphragmatic flutter? What about borborgymi? You have. We all have. These are the official medical terms for an ice cream headache, hiccup, and getting dizzy from standing up, respectively. If we all know…

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You can pair a limited purpose FSA with an HSA

Pairing an HSA with a Limited Purpose FSA

September 20, 2019

When it comes to health care spending options, there are many possibilities employers can offer. Whether it is a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA), both are great spending tools for employees with consumer-directed health plans that…

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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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