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CARES Act makes over the counter medicine eligible for HSA and FSA expenses

What Does the CARES Act Mean For Health Spending Accounts?

March 31, 2020

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion emergency spending bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This new law amounts to the largest stimulus package in U.S. history, and is aimed at providing…

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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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HSA contributions and HDHP deductibles increased for 2020

2020 HSA Contribution and HDHP Limits Announced

May 28, 2019

It’s that time of year again! On May 28, 2019, the IRS announced the following 2020 limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). In 2020, individual HSA contribution limits will rise to $3,550; the family…

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how to improve mental health in the workplace

How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

May 3, 2019

May is Mental Health Month. Help employees live their healthiest lives with an HSA that covers mental health expenses. Deborah, a 45-year-old mother of teenage twins and the daughter of an ailing, elderly mother, is having difficulty concentrating at work.…

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