Category Archives for HSA

VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains HSA Funding

HSA Funding A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a great complement to a high deductible health plan (HDHP). A person enrolled in a qualified HDHP can open an HSA to cover a large variety of out-of-pocket

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Changing Health Insurance Coverage and Your HSA

Health Savings Account (HSA) owners can truly appreciate the abundance of perks of having this healthcare account. First, there is the triple tax savings of tax-free contributions, tax-free withdrawals

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Benefits Mobile Apps

There’s an App for That Smartphones are probably an everyday part of your life, but did you know you can use them for easy access to your healthcare benefits accounts? A benefits mobile

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

During enrollment season, a lot of employees wonder, “Can I have an FSA and HSA at the same time?” After all, both accounts are popular and people want to maximize their tax savings and lower

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

Enrollment season is here and your company will likely be talking about benefits in the near future. If you participate in your employer’s plan, you’re probably wondering, “How much

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What You Should Ask BEFORE You Open an HSA

Opening a Health Savings Account (HSA) can be easy and it can change your outlook on your personal healthcare. With the triple tax savings of tax-free contribution, withdrawals for eligible expenses,

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Pop Quiz! How Well Do You Know Your FSA/HSA Eligible Expenses?

It’s time for a pop quiz! Test your knowledge of eligible expenses for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) with the following questions. The answers are below. (Don’t

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

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) tend to generate a lot of questions from participants and people interested in opening an account. One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about HSAs is, “When

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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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2021 HSA Contribution Limits, Out-of-Pocket Max and HDHP Min. Deductibles

On Tuesday, May 20, the IRS published the 2021 rates for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Next year, starting on January 1, HSA owners will see an increase in annual

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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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Tax Deadline Tip: HSA Contributions for the Previous Year

The IRS announced that the 2020 tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), here’s some interesting news: you can make HSA contributions for

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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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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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HSA Contributions: Five Things You May Not Know

Every year, Health Savings Account (HSA) owners have to figure out how they’ll fund their accounts. If the HSA is through their employer, they can make pre-tax contributions each pay period. But did

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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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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains HDHPs and HSAs

What are HDHPs and HSAs? What is an HDHP? Moving to a high deductible health plan (HDHP) can be a little scary, especially when looking at the amount of the deductible. One great thing about

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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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Generation Z: Why an HDHP with HSA makes sense

Generation Z – you’re young, you’re healthy, and you’re starting to make your presence felt in the workplace. But during benefits enrollment, you may feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry, because you

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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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Building Your HSA: Growth and Investing Tips

Attention, Health Savings Account (HSA) owners! Growing your HSA may seem challenging, but it’s possible. Check out these tips for building your HSA from the ground up. What is an HSA? For people

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