Category Archives for FSA

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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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

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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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Tips to Help You Become a Better Healthcare Consumer

What is a healthcare consumer? For many people, the term patient comes to mind. The terms are nearly synonymous, but there are some slight differences – mainly cost considerations and amount of involvement.

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Health and Wellness Holiday Tips to Help Maximize FSA and HSA Benefits in 2018

It’s the holiday season and we all know what that means. Many of us are letting loose, shopping, cleaning the house, preparing rich, delicious foods for get-togethers. Not only are we trying to enjoy

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

For Health Savings Account (HSA) owners, a common question is, “Can I have an FSA and HSA at the same time?” Generally speaking, you cannot have a health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and

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5 Reasons You Should Sign Up for a Benefits Debit Card

If your company sponsors Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Transit/Commuter benefit accounts, you may be given the option

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2018 FSA Contribution Limits, Transportation and QSEHRA Benefit Increases

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published the updated 2018 contribution limits for health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Transportation benefits, and Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement

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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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Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) – Eligibility, Expenses, and More!

Hey, parents! Let’s talk about Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, also known as a Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP). I’ll cover contribution limits, dependent requirements, eligible

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Which is Better: an FSA or HSA?

A common question people ask at enrollment meetings is Which is better: an FSA or HSA? The answer to this question is not as simple as it seems. The two accounts are very similar, but they have some

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

Enrollment season is here which means you’re probably wondering, “How much should I put in my FSA?” or “How much should I contribute to my HSA?” Budgeting for medical

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FSA, HRA, HSA Benefits Debit Card – Convenient and Secure

Card payments are part of everyday life. No matter where you go – doctors’ offices, pharmacies, grocery stores, retail shops, taxis, subway stations, and more – you can use a credit or

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9 FSA Eligible Expenses You May Not Know About

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 medicines, as well as dental and

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