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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains How FSAs Work

​Understanding How FSAs Work A Flexible Spending Account, or FSA, is a great way to save on taxes and set aside money for health and childcare expenses.The basics of an FSA are pretty simple. Each

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HSA Owners: Let’s talk about the Limited Purpose FSA!

A limited purpose FSA (LPFSA) is a tax-advantaged benefit account available only to those with an HSA. You may use the LPFSA to pay for qualified vision and dental expenses. Contributions and Rollover LPFSAs

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Overview on COBRA Coverage

Let’s Talk about COBRA! COBRA coverage allows employees to keep their healthcare coverage under their employer’s group plan after they experience a qualifying event that would result in loss of

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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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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Tax Savings

Tax Savings You can save 30% or more on healthcare expenses due to the tax advantages from an FSA, HSA, or HRA, but do you know what the differences in these benefit accounts? Which one is right for

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Overview on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Your employer offers a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), and you need to know what that means for you. An HRA is an employer-sponsored benefit plan funded solely by the employer that allows employees

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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/Commuter Account Overview

If you travel to and from work, you could be saving on those travel-related expenses with a Commuter (aka Transit) plan. A Transit/Commuter plan is an employer-sponsored fringe benefit where employees

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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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Do You Have a Benefits Debit Card? Check Out These Advantages

Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Transit/Commuter account, or other employer-sponsored benefit accounts? If you’re enrolled in one of these accounts (or other

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Overview on Health Savings Accounts

So you want to know more about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)? An HSA is a tax-advantaged benefit account for people enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Account owners make pre-tax contributions

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What is a Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) ?

Do you have young children? An adult dependent who needs your help? Then a Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) might be just what you need! A DCAP plan is an employer-sponsored benefit that helps employees

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Planning for Healthcare Expenses

Planning for Healthcare Expenses Budgeting for future expenses can be hard. After all, you never know when something unexpected will land you in the emergency room. But there are a few important things

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Overview on Flexible Spending Accounts

Let’s Talk about Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)! An FSA is an employer-sponsored benefit account that enables employees to set aside funds from each paycheck, before taxes, to help pay for out-of-pocket

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains FSAs

"Flexible Spending Accounts are employer-sponsored accounts that enable participants to set aside money from each paycheck, before taxes, to help pay for IRS-approved, out-of-pocket medical expenses

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains HSAs

"An HSA is a tax-advantaged benefit account for people enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Account owners make pre-tax contributions each payday in order to pay for IRS-approved

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VIDEO: Betty the Benefactress Explains COBRA

"COBRA allows employees to keep their healthcare coverage under their employer’s group plan after they experience a qualifying event that would result in loss of coverage such as job loss, reduced

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Dependent Care Assistance Plans

"A Dependent Care Assistance Plan is an employer-sponsored benefit account that helps pay for the care of a qualified dependent. Each pay period, the employee makes a pre-tax contribution to the

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Transit Accounts

"Transit accounts (aka Commuter plans) are an employer-sponsored fringe benefit where employees can use set-aside money to help cover the cost of commuter expenses. If you travel to and from work,

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Benefits Debit Cards

"Benefits debit cards can link to any employer benefit account and enable employees to access their funds in FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, Dependent Care Assistance Plans and Transit Accounts."Watch this

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