Tag Archives for " HSA "

Mid-Year Status Changes and HSA Contribution Limits

Hey! Did you hear the one about the notebook that married a pencil? She finally found her Mr. Write! 🙂 (Honestly, I crack myself up!) HSA account owners who experience a life event that changes

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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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Choosing an HSA Beneficiary

You know I love to tell jokes, so stay tuned for more of my (in)famous humor. In the meantime, let’s get serious for a minute. More people are enrolling in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs)

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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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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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What are HSAs?

After many years of building up their savings account balance, a wife tells her husband they have finally saved enough money to buy what they started saving for in 1999. Her husband says, “You mean

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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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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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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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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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Can I have an HRA and HSA simultaneously?

As consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) accounts become more popular, people want to know how to make them work best. I’m often asked if someone can simultaneously have an HRA and an HSA. The answer

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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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Do I have the allergies, the flu, or COVID?

Many people look forward to the cooler weather, sights, smells, and activity that fall brings. But the season also sparks certain allergies, marks the start of flu season, and is likely to see another

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Back to School and Your Benefits Accounts

Every parent knows how expensive the back-to-school period can be. In addition to clothing and school supplies, there are eye exams, updated eyeglass and contacts prescriptions, sports physicals, dental

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Captain Contributor Explains Lifestyle Spending Accounts

Captain Contributor Explains Lifestyle Spending Accounts A Lifestyle Spending Account, or LSA, is a great way for employers to support their employees. These accounts can help to improve

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HSA Funding, Withdrawals, and Penalties

For people 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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