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Employers: 2021 Year End Plan Reminders

December 22, 2021

It’s important to stay current on COVID-related legislation and guidance. As 2021 winds down and we look ahead to 2022, let’s review the key regulatory elements that may affect your health plans. First, we’ll revisit the various COVID-related legislation, guidance,…

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Take advantage of the HSA triple tax benefit

What is the HSA Triple Tax Benefit?

November 21, 2019

Triple tax benefit. Employees have likely heard it before. However, when it comes to health savings accounts (HSAs), do employees really understand what these three words mean to them? The unique benefits of an HSAs triple tax advantage can seem…

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when your child turns 18 what do you do with HSAs?

Using an HSA with Kids Over 18 Years Old

November 11, 2019

When a child turns 18, there are a lot of changes that begin to take place. He or she may be heading off to college soon or starting their first job. When it comes to health insurance, it is easy…

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the government has announced FSA limits for next year

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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