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Virtual Day Camp: Is this a DCAP Eligible Expense?

Back during enrollment season, many parents signed up to participate in a Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) through their employer. The intention behind a DCAP is that it allows people to put aside

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Man-care: Health and Eligible Expenses for Men

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 to help you manage your personal

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2021 HSA Contribution Limits, Out-of-Pocket Max and HDHP Min. Deductibles

On Tuesday, May 20, the IRS published the 2021 rates for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Next year, starting on January 1, HSA owners will see an increase

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Benefit Election Change – Can I Update My FSA or DCAP?

By participating in your employer’s benefit plan, you probably have a lot of questions. How can I spend my benefit money? How much do I need to contribute to my account? Can I make a benefit election

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HRA Plan Types: An Infographic by Captain Contributor and Betty the Benefactress

Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are a key part of consumer directed healthcare and employer-sponsored benefits. In recent years, HRAs have had renewed interest from both employers and workers

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Love Your FSA/HSA: 6 Reasons to Embrace Your Benefits

“All you need is love …” We’ve all heard that before, but is it really true? Fact is, being in a loving relationship provides all sorts of health benefits. From less depression and substance

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Tips for Reducing Medical Costs for Healthcare Consumers

The cost of healthcare may be a sizable portion of person’s or families’ annual expenses. In 2020, workers paid an average of $5,588 toward the cost of their coverage. Therefore, it is

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LPFSA Tips: A Benefits Account Made to Help You Smile

When you have a Health Savings Account, you can also sign up for a Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA). Having both accounts is a great way to save even more on taxes and cover those

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HSA Contributions: Five Things You May Not Know

Every year, Health Savings Account (HSA) owners have to figure out how they’ll fund their accounts. If the HSA is through their employer, they can make pre-tax contributions each pay period. But

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FSA FAQs: ‘When Can I Sign Up for an FSA?’ and Other Questions

With the average American household spending $5,000 per person in healthcare expenses each year, it’s no surprise that Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are so popular. According to the Bureau

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Commuter Benefits Accounts – Tax Relief, Reimbursements, Qualified Expenses, and More!

Commuting to and from work can be quite costly. While most people don’t give a lot of thought to the costs of commuting as they do to health or child care, it can add up. Between daily tickets

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FSA vs HRA vs HSA: A Comparison with Chart

Healthcare benefits accounts can be confusing. On first glance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) look very similar. However,

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Generation Z: Why an HDHP with HSA makes sense

Generation Z – you’re young, you’re healthy, and you’re starting to make your presence felt in the workplace. But during benefits enrollment, you may feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry, because

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HRA Overview

Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) Overview An HRA is an employer-sponsored benefit account funded ONLY by the employer. These accounts help employees pay for qualified healthcare expenses.

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Building Your HSA: Growth and Investing Tips

Attention, Health Savings Account (HSA) owners! Growing your HSA may seem challenging, but it’s possible. Check out these tips for building your HSA from the ground up. What is an HSA? For people

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Back-to-School Shopping with Your FSA or HSA

As the school year gets underway, both parents and kids are in preparation mode! One of the many tasks at hand is back-to-school shopping. It seems like teachers and schools provide a list that’s

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ICHRA and EBHRA: New Employee Healthcare Benefit Accounts

In June 2019, the IRS announced two new employee healthcare benefit accounts: the Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA) and the Excepted Benefit HRA (EBHRA). This is pretty big news for businesses and employees!

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Keep the Summer Fun Going with your FSA!

Every year, many people look forward to the return of summer! The sun is out, the weather is warm, and everybody is getting outdoors. Whether you’re looking to have fun at the beach, hang out

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Recognizing Symptoms and Getting Treatment for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is a common condition suffered by millions of people. PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of all adults in the United States. It is also estimated

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HSA FAQ: What Happens to My HSA When I Die?

As enrollment in high deductible health plans grows, so does the number of people with a Health Savings Account (HSA). HSAs are great for saving money on taxes and healthcare expenses. Plus, the HSA

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More Online Retailers Accept Benefits Cards

Amazon.com accepts pre-tax healthcare benefits cards as a form of payment. The giant online retailer joins other companies, like FSAStore.com, HSAStore.com, and Walgreens, (among others) as online

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Your Mental Health Matters – Fighting Stigmas and Getting Treatment

Mental health is such an important topic that it has an awareness month in May, and an awareness day in October. There continues to be a lot of stigma around mental health, but according to National

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Maximize Your FSA with Your FSA Debit Card

It’s no secret – using a debit (or credit) card is super convenient. You can use them just about anywhere and for just about anything. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, clothing shops,

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What is a Summary Plan Description?

If you receive healthcare benefits from your employer, you should have access to a Summary Plan Description (SPD). In a nutshell, the SPD provides important details about your company’s benefits

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Get Your Zzzz’s: Sleep, Wellness & Benefit Accounts

Is this the stuff of nightmares? 25 percent of adults in the U.S. report poor sleep health. While it may not seem scary on the surface, a lack of good sleep can be detrimental to your overall health and

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