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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 for

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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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Heart health: Heart disease risk factors and ways you can get healthier

Every February is American Heart Month, which is pretty convenient with Valentine’s Day falling right in the middle. With that in mind, I have researched some facts about heart disease, risk factors,

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FSA: Use it or Lose it, Carryover, Grace Period and Run Out

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) – if you signed up for one, chances are you’ve heard a few terms that you may or may not be familiar with. FSAs are great tools for helping you save money

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FSA Deadlines You Need to Know

If you used a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) this year, there are some FSA deadlines you need to know about. When the end of your plan year arrives, you may still have the option to take advantage of

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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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