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Benefits Cards and More Ways to Shop!

Why don’t cows shop online? They prefer printed cattle-ogues. Ha ha! 🙂 Cows may prefer those, but in 2023, almost 250 million Americans preferred e-commerce. And with more online health and wellness

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Pot o’ Gold Benefits

With St. Patty’s Day coming up, I’m thinking about leprechauns. We’d all love to have a leprechaun help us find a pot of gold. That’s especially true when thinking about healthcare

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Women’s Heart Health

Hey ladies, what is a heart’s favorite type of shoe? Pumps! Get it? Because hearts pump blood? It’s Betty here, and I love to put on a gorgeous pair of pumps to go out after a long day of

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Unspent FSA Funds?

You know how I love to bring you my bad jokes. But something that’s NOT funny is unspent Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds. FSAs are an effective way to save money on taxes while reserving money

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Open Enrollment Tips for Employees

Did you know Santa never holds open enrollment? His staff is sELF-employed! Get it? No? Well, open enrollment can be overwhelming, so I’m trying to lighten the mood and help you get through it more

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What is an FSA?

A doctor tells a patient, “We’ve run every test we can think of, and the results show … you’re out of money.” You don’t want to miss out on important tests, and

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Your Mental Health Matters!

I always love to start my blogs with jokes, but mental health is no laughing matter. It’s such an important topic that two awareness initiatives are conducted yearly: May is Mental Health Awareness

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What is a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan?

Do you have fond memories of your school cafeteria? If not, here’s a joke for you. What’s the worst thing you’ll likely find in a school cafeteria? The food! Now that you’ve

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Can FSAs and HSAs Help with Back-to-School Shopping?

Here’s a back-to-school joke:  What’s the king of all school supplies? A ruler! Get it? Kings are rulers, and rulers are something schoolkids need … yeah, OK, OK. But – did you

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Keep the ‘Fun’ in Summer Fun!

Here’s one of my favorite summer jokes for you. Do fish get a summer vacation? No, because they’re always in school! Get it? They travel in “schools.” No? Whatever…I think I’m funny! Seriously,

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FSA Debit Cards: Easy and Convenient

What do you call a country that doesn’t use payment cards? A Czech Republic! Get it? 🙂 Believe it or not, in 2022, only 55% of Americans wrote at least one check. Nearly half of us didn’t

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Travel Stress Relief and Benefit Accounts

The food on my flight wasn’t good. It was a little plane. Get it? Plain? Plane? No? Ah, never mind. But, if you’re heading out of town on a plane this summer, plain food may be the least of your

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PTSD Awareness, Symptoms, and Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, affects an estimated 5% of U.S. adults in any given year and about 6% of the entire population at some point in their lifetime. Learn more about this condition,

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What is a Summary Plan Description?

If you receive healthcare benefits from your employer, you should be given access to a Summary Plan Description (SPD). Your SPD provides essential details about your company’s benefits plan

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FSAs, Status Changes, and Contributions

Here’s another of my famous jokes for you. Change is inevitable – except from vending machines. HA! 🙂  One of the possibly inevitable changes you may be facing in your own life is in

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Sleep Relief and Your Benefits

What do you get when you eat cookies in bed? Crumby sleep! Get it, crummy sleep? That joke may or may not be funny, but what’s definitely not funny is when you do get crummy sleep. Getting enough

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Managing Stress with Benefit Accounts

A lot of people I talk to are dealing with stress. Long-term stress is unhealthy, of course, and thinking about that may stress you even more – but never fear, the Captain’s here! Let’s discuss

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Workplace Eye Health

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, so “Eye’d” (HA!) like to talk with you about eye care. Due to the time spent in front of computer screens and the risk of injuries from hazards

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FSA Deadlines: Is Time Running Out?

I don’t know about you, but I get plenty of exercise – by jumping to conclusions, pushing my luck, and dodging deadlines! HA! All kidding aside, if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA),

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Benefits Account Ownership and Portability

Here’s another one of my funny Dad jokes for you. Why did I quit my job at a coffee shop? Because I couldn’t take the daily grind. Get it…grinding coffee. Ha ha ha. Today though I want

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FSAs for Creative Christmas Stockings

Hey everybody! What do you call a bankrupt Santa???? Why, Saint “Nickel-less,” of course! 😆 With just a few days before the end of the year, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) owners who

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Hearing Loss: Types, Treatments, and Your Benefit Accounts

Hearing loss is a complicated condition with various types and degrees. It can affect everyone, from infants to the elderly, and can be highly challenging to quality of life. Although commercial hearing

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FSAs for Healthcare and Dependent Care

Did you know there are three types of employer-sponsored Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)? Each has its purpose, but all three allow users to pay no tax on funds set aside for necessary expenses.

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2023 IRS Limits for FSA, Transit, Adoption Assistance

The IRS just published new benefit limits for 2023. You’ll be able to save even more on your taxes with these accounts next year because limits are increasing. You can read the legalese in IRS Revenue

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How to Become a Better Healthcare Consumer

What is the difference between a patient and a healthcare consumer? Many consider the terms synonymous, but there are some distinct differences. Primarily, a patient receives care, but a healthcare consumer

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