Category Archives for HSA

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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Changing Health Insurance Coverage and Your HSA

Health Savings Accounts offer a slew of excellent benefits for account owners. In addition to the triple tax savings of tax-free contributions, tax-free withdrawals for eligible expenses, and tax-free

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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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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains How FSAs Work

​Understanding How FSAs Work A Flexible Spending Account, or FSA, is a great way to save on taxes and set aside money for health and childcare expenses. The basics of an FSA are pretty simple.

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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

Tax Savings You can save 30% or more on healthcare expenses due to the tax advantages from an FSA, HSA, or HRA, but do you know what the differences in these benefit accounts? Which one is

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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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HSA Overview

HSA (Health Savings Account) Overview An HSA is a healthcare benefit account for people enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Each payday, account owners put money into their

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Planning for Healthcare Expenses

Planning for Healthcare Expenses Budgeting for future expenses can be hard. After all, you never know when something unexpected will land you in the emergency room. But there are a few important

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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains HSAs

"Learning about HSAs doesn’t have to be boring! When you watch an exciting and funny (and informative) HSA video with me and Captain Contributor, you’ll find out all sorts of great stuff

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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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VIDEO: Captain Contributor Explains Benefits Debit Cards

"If you like filling out paperwork for reimbursement, you’ve come to the wrong place. I do have some pretty good ideas about benefits debit cards though. Check out this short, action-packed

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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

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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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