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All About Further’s Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)

September 9, 2021

As fall approaches, parents are making decisions about what care their children will need during the new school year. Child care can be a significant expense for many families. In fact, according to a recent survey, 59% of families…

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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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The CARES Act made several routine expenses eligible for HSA and FSA reimbursement

CARES Act Permanently Extends Eligible Expense Items

April 24, 2020

With the passage of the CARES Act in March 2020, additional over the counter (OTC) products and feminine hygiene products are now eligible to be purchased using a medical spending account, such as an health savings account (HSA). Prior to…

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2019 HSA Contribution Deadline Extended to July 15

Deadline Extended for 2019 Health Savings Account Contributions

April 13, 2020

The IRS recently announced that the 2019 federal tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020, giving Americans more time to gather their 2019 information amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With that extension, those who have a high deductible…

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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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employers talk about spending account benefits

The Growing Role of Health Spending and Savings Accounts in the Benefits Portfolio

March 27, 2020

With the continuous trend of rising health care costs, companies are constantly seeking opportunities to contain costs, while providing employees with comprehensive benefits offerings. Employers recognize the need to cater to cross-generational employees when it comes to benefits packages–particularly in…

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how to leverage multiple health spending accounts for maximum benefits

Leveraging Multiple Health Accounts for Maximum Benefits

March 5, 2020

When it comes to health saving and spending accounts, employers have many options to offer to employees. From health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), and more, employers offer these health accounts to help employees…

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new california fsa law requires employee fsa deadline notification

California Law Requires Employers to Notify Employees of FSA Withdrawal Deadlines

February 13, 2020

Effective as of January 1, 2020, California enacted a law that requires employers offering flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to notify participants of any deadline to withdraw funds before the end of the plan year [should their participation in the FSA…

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5 tips for your HSA in retirement

Five Things Employees Need to Know About Their HSAs Before They Retire

January 30, 2020

Many employees look forward to retirement. From starting a new hobby to traveling, employees may begin making plans for their retirement years long before the day actually comes. But when it comes to their benefits and financial plans, employees may…

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6 tips to take advantage of your dcap

Six Ways to Leverage the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)

January 13, 2020

For parents and legal guardians, paying for dependent care adds up quickly. A Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), also known as a Dependent Care FSA, is an employee-sponsored reimbursement program that lets employees use pre-tax dollars to pay for a…

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start the new year with success

Start the New Year with Success

January 2, 2020

With the start of the new year, many organizations are kicking off a new benefit plan year – and there is a lot for employees to realize, especially when it comes to a health savings account (HSA). Whether they enrolled…

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