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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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FSA vs HRA vs HSA: A Comparison with Chart

For employer-sponsored healthcare benefit accounts, there are Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). On first glance, the three

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains How FSAs Work

" Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a great way to save on taxes and set aside money for health and child care expenses. Did you know that there are several different types of FSAs, each with

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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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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

" When considering an FSA, HSA, or HRA, you may be wondering – why should I sign up?  The answer is simple – saving money! Each account can save you money, but there are differences between

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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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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

" If your company offers an FSA or HSA, it’s a good idea to sign up for one. They can help you save on taxes while putting aside money for healthcare expenses. But the question always comes up

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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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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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Preparing for Enrollment Season – 5 Tips for Employees

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

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Heading Back to School with your Healthcare Benefits Account

For many kids across the country, school is getting ready to start up again (if it already hasn’t). In addition to pens, pencils, binders, new clothes and new shoes, there are some healthcare needs that

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New Video: Captain Contributor and the FSA Pastry Problem

Just released for 2018, Captain Contributor and Betty the Benefactress are back again in a new video about Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)! In this exciting new adventure, the city is under siege and

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Why Should I Keep My Healthcare Receipts?

After you see your doctor, 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 a qualified

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Man-care: Healthcare Spending Tips and Ideas for Men

June is National Men’s Health Month. Gentlemen, if you have a healthcare benefits account, like a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), you have a great tool at your fingertips

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Get Ready for Summer with your FSA!

Summer is here! The sun is out, the weather is hot, and people are getting outdoors. You’re looking to have fun at the beach, hanging out by the pool, going camping, or sending kids off to summer

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Tips for Reducing Medical Costs for Healthcare Consumers

Healthcare costs are constantly on the rise. Here are some tips for reducing medical costs for those who consider themselves healthcare consumers. Are you a healthcare consumer? The term has become popular

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FSA Primer: Health FSAs, LPFSAs, and Dependent Care FSAs

Did you know that Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) aren’t just for healthcare expenses? In fact, there are three common variations to the FSA. Each has its own purpose, but they’re all employer-sponsored

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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 Benefits

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‘When Can I Sign Up for an FSA?’ and Other FSA FAQs

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are popular employer-sponsored benefits. In 2016, nearly half of all employees who worked for private companies had access to an FSA. Here are some FSA FAQs. FSA FAQs What

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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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