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A Reminder to Your Team Members: Spend Down FSA, HRA Balances by Year’s End

October 13, 2021

As the end of the year nears, it’s important for your team members to think about what to do with any remaining funds in their flexible spending account (FSA) and/or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) account. For accounts with standard plan years,…

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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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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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