Category Archives for Educational

VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Benefits Debit Cards

Benefits debit cards can be used nearly everywhere No matter where you go – doctors’ offices, grocery stores, retail shops, and more – you can use a debit or credit card to pay for goods and

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains HDHPs and HSAs

What are HDHPs and HSAs? What is an HDHP? Moving to a high deductible health plan (HDHP) can be a little scary, especially when looking at the amount of the deductible. One great thing about

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HRA Overview

Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) – An Overview If your company offers a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), then you need to know what that means for you. An HRA is an employer-sponsored

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VIDEO: Betty the Benefactress Explains HRAs

"HRAs may seem complicated, but they’re actually easier to understand than you think. Check out this HRA video with me and Captain Contributor. You’ll get great information about

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Benefits Villain Rap Sheets

​​​​NEFARIOUS ACTIONS 1) Says if you're fired from your job, you aren't eligible for COBRA benefits.  FALSE!  Eligibility is not affected by the reason you

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Preparing for Enrollment

Questions About Enrolling in Your Benefits A lot of people don’t fully understand their benefits package, and blindly make important healthcare choices. This year, challenge yourself to do

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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.

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains FSAs

“Learning about FSAs is more exciting than you think! Check out one of my FSA videos below. Betty the Benefactress and I explain the ins-and-outs of FSAs and take on an evil villain along

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains HSAs

"Learning about HSAs doesn’t have to be boring! When you watch an exciting and funny (and informative) HSA video with me and Captain Contributor, you’ll find out all sorts of great stuff

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VIDEO: Betty the Benefactress Explains COBRA

"COBRA insurance may sound scary, but once you understand it, it’s actually quite helpful. Watch this COBRA video with me and Captain Contributor (the original benefits superhero) for

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Dependent Care Assistance Plans

"Does the cost of paying for childcare while you’re working terrify you? Don’t worry! With a Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP), you can get care for the kiddos and save money on

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Transit Accounts

"The cost of traveling to and from work shouldn’t make you slam on the brakes. Find out how a Transit / Commuter account can ease the cost of commuting in this delightfully funny Transit

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Benefits Debit Cards

"If you like filling out paperwork for reimbursement, you’ve come to the wrong place. I do have some pretty good ideas about benefits debit cards though. Check out this short, action-packed

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