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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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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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New Video: HSAs and the Menacing Meteor

Just released for the 2018 enrollment season, Captain Contributor and Betty the Benefactress are back again in a new video about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)! In this exciting new adventure – HSAs

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Overview on Health Savings Accounts

So you want to know more about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)? An HSA is a tax-advantaged benefit account for people enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Account owners make pre-tax contributions

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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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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains HSAs

" A Health Savings Account is a tax-advantaged benefit account for people enrolled in a high-deductible health plan. Account owners make pre-tax contributions in order to pay for IRS-approved eligible

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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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Understanding How Changing from Individual to Family Coverage Affects Your HSA Contributions

If your status changes during the plan year, it can affect how much you can contribute to your Health Savings Account (HSA) for that year. Learn how a person’s HSA contribution limits can change due

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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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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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Having an HRA and HSA: The Best of Both Worlds

As the popularity of consumer directed healthcare (CDH) accounts rises, people want to know how they can get the most value out of them. When it comes to two pieces of the CDH puzzle, one frequently asked

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HSA Funding – Do You Know About This Trick?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are very popular among those with high deductible health plans (HDHPs). A person enrolled in a qualified HDHP can open an HSA and use the account to cover a large variety

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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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“When Can I Open an HSA?” and other HSA FAQs

When people learn about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), they have a lot of questions. One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about HSAs is, “When can I open an HSA?” I have an answer

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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 during

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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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HSA Contributions, Distributions, and Penalties

For those people who are enrolled in a high deductible healthcare plan (HDHP), you either own a Health Savings Account (HSA) or hopefully are considering one. HSAs provide participants with several significant

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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 major

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