Category Archives for FSA

Captain Contributor Explains Lifestyle Spending Accounts

Captain Contributor Explains Lifestyle Spending Accounts A Lifestyle Spending Account, or LSA, is a great way for employers to support their employees. These accounts can help to improve your overall

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FSA Accounts: Make Them Work for You

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 FSA accounts are pretty simple. Each payday, you set aside

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Top 5 Reasons You Need a Benefits Debit Card

Does your company sponsor Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Transit/Commuter benefit accounts? If they do, they may offer you

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Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) Frequently Asked Questions

If you pay for the care of a child, parent or other tax dependent so that you can work or attend school, you could benefit from a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSA), also known as a Dependent

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Which is Better: FSA or HSA?

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offer a variety of benefits to account owners. While there are some similarities in the benefits, there are some major differences.

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FSA, HRA and HSA Benefits Funds on Debit Cards

In a 2019 survey, GOBankingRates found that more than 37% of Americans preferred using cash to credit and debit cards. Since then, the pandemic has shifted many of those opinions as people became concerned

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FSA Carryover: Spend it Down on These Staples

Did your employer’s 2021 benefit plan include a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Grace Period or Carryover option? If you didn’t use your full balance last year, you may have extra money to spend

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Running in Cold Weather?

During the winter, much of the country has cold weather and snow. With the new year’s health resolutions in full swing, many people are looking to get healthier, lose weight, or both. But not everyone

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Holiday Tips to Help You Spend Your FSA and HSA Dollars

If enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you may be looking for ways to spend down your balance before the plan year ends. I’ve got some ideas to help you use up those remaining FSA dollars.

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Women and Heart Disease

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 5 female deaths is attributed directly to this cause. And 1 in 16 women

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Stay Healthy in the Winter

Pandemic numbers are going down, but experts are afraid of a possible winter surge. Now more than ever, it’s important for everyone to work on staying healthy through the winter. From sleep to exercise

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2022 FSA Contribution Limits, Max Carryover, Transit Benefits

In Revenue Procedure 2021-45, the IRS published details on how Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and qualified transportation benefits can be used in 2022. The adjustments accounts for inflation, and

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Tips to Help Employees to Have a Great Enrollment Experience

Each Fall, typically between mid-October and mid-December, companies set aside a period of two to three weeks to allow employees to pick and choose which benefits they want for the upcoming year.

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Eye Care During a Pandemic

Eye care during a pandemic may not seem like a top priority. Taking care of our eyes is always important, both for how we see the world and how the world sees us. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Eligible Expenses

Captain Contributor Explains Eligible Expenses Good news! Your FSA or HSA account now has even more spending power! The CARES Act of 2020, expanded the use of Health Savings Accounts and

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9 FSA Eligible Expenses That May Surprise You

With a healthcare FSA, your pre-tax money covers a wide range of common medical expenses. These include doctor visits, surgery and other medical procedures, prescription and over-the-counter medicines,

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Qualified Healthcare Expenses for FSAs and HSAs

When you participate in a healthcare benefits account, such as a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), you set aside money to help cover out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.

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COVID-19 PPE Eligible For FSA, HRA, HSA

In March 2021, the IRS released Announcement 2021-7, which qualifies PPE bought for the primary purpose of fighting COVID-19 as eligible medical expenses under section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue

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Why You Should Keep Your Healthcare Receipts

When you see your physician, visit the pharmacy, or make another healthcare-related purchase, you may wonder “Why should I keep my healthcare receipts?” Whether the expense was for yourself or

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Use-It-or-Lose-It FSA Dollars: Time is Running Out

We have just 4 short weeks to go before the end of 2021 – which could be a blessing. Before you ring in the new year, you may need to go on a healthcare shopping spree. There are a lot of people

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Benefits Mobile Apps

Captain Contributor Explains Benefits Mobile Apps Smartphones are probably an everyday part of your life, but did you know you can use them for easy access to your benefits accounts? Whether

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FAQ: Can I have an FSA and HSA at the same time?

During enrollment season, a lot of employees wonder, “Can I have an FSA and HSA at the same time?” After all, both accounts are popular and people want to maximize their tax savings and

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Enrollment: How Much Should I Put In My FSA? (Or HSA?)

During enrollment season, your company will likely be talking about benefits. If you participate in your employer’s plan, you’re probably wondering, “How much should I put in my

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Should I Sign Up for a Flexible Spending Account?

Between September and December many companies start allowing their employees to sign up for benefits for the next year – which often includes health, dental, life and vision insurance. Some

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Pop Quiz! How Well Do You Know Your FSA/HSA Eligible Expenses?

It’s time for a pop quiz! Test your knowledge of eligible expenses for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) with the following questions. The answers are below.

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