Advanced HSA strategies to maximize your account

When it comes to health care consumerism, we have good news. Through both offline and online resources, our data shows that consumers are becoming more educated on using their health care spending dollars wisely. Consider these facts: Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) participants are 39% more likely to check the price of a service before…

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2020 year in review

When 2020 began, it’s safe to say no one could have predicted all that was to come. As individuals and organizations, we all came together to quickly pivot to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe. As we look back over the year, organizations and legislation has also changed to address the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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the government has announced FSA limits for next year

The IRS announced that the 2021 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contribution limit will remain at $2,750. A medical FSA is a personal expense account that works with an employer’s health plan, allowing employees to set aside a portion of their salary, pretax, to pay for qualified medical expenses. An FSA offers employees a smart way…

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

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 the passage of the act, these items were only eligible for reimbursement with a prescription.…

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

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 economic relief to American workers, families and businesses impacted by Coronavirus. In particular, there are…

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how to leverage multiple health spending accounts for maximum benefits

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 pay for health care related expenses and save for future needs. While employees may be…

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see what's coming around the bend for health plans in 2020

With the new benefits year around the corner, employees are likely making plans around their health care including Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contributions, contemplating providers that they may need to visit and planning for the unexpected. As plans begin to form, employees should review these health care changes that are…

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