Category Archives for FSA

Man-care: Health and Eligible Expenses 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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COVID-19 and Benefits FAQs: FSAs, HSAs, COBRA & More

The current healthcare and employment crisis caused by COVID-19 has a lot of people wondering about their benefits. From using their healthcare benefit accounts, to childcare, to COBRA, it can all seem

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Benefit Election Change – Can I Update My FSA or DCAP?

By participating in your employer’s benefit plan, you probably have a lot of questions. How can I spend my benefit money? How much do I need to contribute to my account? Can I make a benefit election

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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. With

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Love Your FSA/HSA: 6 Reasons to Embrace Your Benefits

“All you need is love …” We’ve all heard that before, but is it really true? Fact is, being in a loving relationship provides all sorts of health benefits. Fewer doctor’s visits, less depression

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Tips for Reducing Medical Costs for Healthcare Consumers

The cost of healthcare is no laughing matter. In 2019, workers paid an average of $6,015 towards their health coverage, and the average annual out-of-pocket cost in the United States was $1,150 per person!

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LPFSA Tips: A Benefits Account Made to Help You Smile

When you have a Health Savings Account, you can also sign up for a Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA). Having both accounts is a great way to save even more on taxes and cover those necessary

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Christmas and Your FSA: Creative Ways to Stuff Stockings

With just a few days before the end of the year, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) owners may need to spend down their balances. Due to use it or lose it (and even if you have the $500 carryover), losing

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

With the average American household spending $5,000 per person in healthcare expenses each year, it’s no surprise that Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are so popular. In 2016, nearly half of

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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: Use it or Lose it, Carryover, Grace Period and Run Out

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) – if you signed up for one, chances are you’ve heard a few terms that you may or may not be familiar with. FSAs are great tools for helping you save money

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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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