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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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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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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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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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Tips to Help You Become a Better Healthcare Consumer

What is a healthcare consumer? For many people, the term patient comes to mind. The terms are nearly synonymous, but there are some slight differences – mainly cost considerations and amount of involvement.

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Health and Wellness Holiday Tips to Help Maximize FSA and HSA Benefits in 2018

It’s the holiday season and we all know what that means. Many of us are letting loose, shopping, cleaning the house, preparing rich, delicious foods for get-togethers. Not only are we trying to enjoy

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5 Reasons You Should Sign Up for a Benefits Debit Card

If your company sponsors Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Transit/Commuter benefit accounts, you may be given the option

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HSA Contributions, Distributions, and Penalties

For those people who are enrolled in a high deductible healthcare plan (HDHP), you either own a Health Savings Account (HSA) or hopefully are considering one. HSAs provide participants with several significant

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Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) – Eligibility, Expenses, and More!

Hey, parents! Let’s talk about Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, also known as a Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP). I’ll cover contribution limits, dependent requirements, eligible

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Which is Better: an FSA or HSA?

A common question people ask at enrollment meetings is Which is better: an FSA or HSA? The answer to this question is not as simple as it seems. The two accounts are very similar, but they have some

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FSA, HRA, HSA Benefits Debit Card – Convenient and Secure

Card payments are part of everyday life. No matter where you go – doctors’ offices, pharmacies, grocery stores, retail shops, taxis, subway stations, and more – you can use a credit or

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