Category Archives for FSA

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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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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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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Preparing for Enrollment Season – 5 Tips for Employees

For millions of people across the U.S., enrollment season is right around the corner. Each Fall, companies set aside a period of two to three weeks to allow employees to pick and choose which benefits

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Back-to-School Shopping with Your FSA or HSA

August is here, which means the school year has just begun (or is about to begin) for students across the country. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), you can

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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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Keep the Summer Fun Going with your FSA!

Summer is in full swing across the country! 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 by the pool, go camping,

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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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More Online Retailers Accept Healthcare Benefits Cards

Earlier this year, Amazon.com announced it will now accept pre-tax healthcare benefits cards as a form of payment. The giant online retailer joins other companies, like FSAStore.com, HSAStore.com, and

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Your Mental Health Matters – Fighting Stigmas and Getting Treatment

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, making it a great time to talk about this sensitive subject (October 10 is World Mental Health Day). There is a lot of stigma around mental health, but according

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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, doctors’

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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 and Your Benefits 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

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, and

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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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7 Ways to Spend Use-It-or-Lose-It FSA Dollars

There are just a couple of weeks left before the year ends! If you still have money in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), now is a good time to put the remaining balance to work for you so you don’t

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HSA and FSA Contribution Limits for 2019

Attention – there is good news for employer-sponsored benefit accounts in 2019! The IRS has raised the annual contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Commuter

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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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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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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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Should I sign up for a Flexible Spending Account?

For many working Americans, open enrollment season is coming up soon. The open enrollment period is when you have the opportunity to evaluate and sign up for insurance and other benefits, through your

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