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Changing Health Insurance Coverage and Your HSA

Health Savings Accounts offer a slew of excellent benefits for account owners. In addition to the triple tax savings of tax-free contributions, tax-free withdrawals for eligible expenses, and tax-free

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FSA Deadlines You Need to Know

If you used a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) last year, there are some FSA deadlines you need to know about. While the end of the plan year has passed for most people, you may still have the option to

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7 Ways to Spend Use-It-or-Lose-It FSA Dollars

There are just a couple of weeks left before the year ends! If you still have money in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), now is a good time to put the remaining balance to work for you so you don’t

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HSA and FSA Contribution Limits for 2019

Attention – there is good news for employer-sponsored benefit accounts in 2019! The IRS has raised the annual contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Commuter

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COBRA Overview

COBRA Insurance - An Overview COBRA coverage allows employees to keep their healthcare coverage under their employer’s group plan after they have a qualifying event that would result in

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Tax-Free Talk, Enrollment Season Podcast, Ep. 3

Tax-Free Talk is a special benefits enrollment season podcast featuring host, Kathy Claimant. In this third installment of Tax-Free Talk, an enrollment season podcast, benefits superhero Captain Contributor

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Tax-Free Talk, Enrollment Season Podcast, Ep. 2

Tax-Free Talk is a special benefits enrollment season podcast featuring host, Kathy Claimant. In this second edition of the Tax-Free Talk enrollment season podcast, Kathy Claimant follows benefits superhero

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Transit Overview

Transit / Commuter Accounts Overview The costs of traveling to-and-from work can add up quickly! With a Transit (aka Commuter) account, sponsored by your employer, you can set aside money

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Tax-Free Talk, Enrollment Season Podcast, Ep. 1

Tax-Free Talk is a special benefits enrollment season podcast featuring host, Kathy Claimant. In this funny, informative and engaging serial, Kathy Claimant hosts benefits superhero Captain Contributor.

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Benefits Debit Card Overview

Benefits Debit Card Overview If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Transit/Commuter account (or other benefit account), you may be able to sign up for

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New Video: HSAs and the Menacing Meteor

Just released for the 2018 enrollment season, Captain Contributor and Betty the Benefactress are back again in a new video about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)! In this exciting new adventure – HSAs

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HSA Overview

HSA (Health Savings Account) Overview An HSA is a healthcare benefit account for people enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Each payday, account owners put money into their

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DCAP Overview

Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) – A Quick Overview Do you have small children or an adult dependent who lives with you? If you answered yes, a DCAP account (Dependent Care Assistance

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Should I sign up for a Flexible Spending Account?

For many working Americans, open enrollment season is coming up soon. The open enrollment period is when you have the opportunity to evaluate and sign up for insurance and other benefits, through your

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FSA Overview

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) - An Overview A Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) lets employees put aside money each pay day to pay for healthcare costs. The money put into the account

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Heading Back to School with your Healthcare Benefits Account

For many kids across the country, school is getting ready to start up again (if it already hasn’t). In addition to pens, pencils, binders, new clothes and new shoes, there are some healthcare needs that

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New Video: Captain Contributor and the FSA Pastry Problem

Just released for 2018, Captain Contributor and Betty the Benefactress are back again in a new video about Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)! In this exciting new adventure, the city is under siege and

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Understanding How Changing from Individual to Family Coverage Affects Your HSA Contributions

If your status changes during the plan year, it can affect how much you can contribute to your Health Savings Account (HSA) for that year. Learn how a person’s HSA contribution limits can change due

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Why Should I Keep My Healthcare Receipts?

After you see your doctor, visit the pharmacy, or make another healthcare-related purchase, you may wonder “Why should I keep my healthcare receipts?” Whether the expense was for yourself or a qualified

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Man-care: Healthcare Spending Tips and Ideas for Men

June is National Men’s Health Month. Gentlemen, if you have a healthcare benefits account, like a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), you have a great tool at your fingertips

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FSA Primer: Health FSAs, LPFSAs, and Dependent Care FSAs

Did you know that Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) aren’t just for healthcare expenses? In fact, there are three common variations to the FSA. Each has its own purpose, but they’re all employer-sponsored

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Introducing COBRA and Betty the Benefactress!

Hey folks. It’s a tough job being a benefits superhero. Not only do you have to be knowledgeable, but you also have to be ready at a moment’s notice. You never know when someone will need a hand. Fact

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COBRA Insurance: 5 Important Things to Know

When it comes to employer-sponsored group health plans, COBRA insurance acts as a safety net for American workers. If you have a qualifying event that causes you to lose coverage, COBRA makes sure that

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Having an HRA and HSA: The Best of Both Worlds

As the popularity of consumer directed healthcare (CDH) accounts rises, people want to know how they can get the most value out of them. When it comes to two pieces of the CDH puzzle, one frequently asked

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HSA Funding – Do You Know About This Trick?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are very popular among those with high deductible health plans (HDHPs). A person enrolled in a qualified HDHP can open an HSA and use the account to cover a large variety

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