The latest COVID relief bill raises contribution limit on Dependent Care FSA to $10,500, provides 100% COBRA subsidy

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Among other things, the $1.9 trillion bill is designed to provide economic relief and stimulus, as well as more resources to combat the...

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HSA hack: Delay reimbursement, cash in later

HSA, tax savings

HSAs are the most powerful tax-advantaged1 savings tools available. And now savvy health savers are taking advantage of an HSA “hack” that brings even more value and flexibility: Delayed reimbursement. The trick is that you...

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Important plan deadline extensions set to expire March 1 – Here’s what you need to know

Employers, employees, Coronavirus, cobra

Several deadline extensions granted for employee benefit plans are set to expire soon.Granted by several agencies – including the Department of Labor, the Treasury Department and the Employee Benefits Security Administration –...

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Use your Health Savings Account (HSA) to potentially reduce your 2020 tax bill. Here's how.

HSA, tax savings, HSA contributions

It was a year like no other year. And yet, tax season is upon us again. The good news? The dollars you didn’t spend on great adventures in 2020 can earn you great savings on your 2020 tax bill.1 Add a little or add lot to your...

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Should you adopt the new FSA relief? Here are 5 questions to consider

HSA, HSA contributions, FSA questions, FSA, FSA contribution limit

Many organizations are abuzz with excitement over the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), which provides temporary new relief for flexible spending accounts (FSAs). With the legislation, organizations can...

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Flexible spending accounts just got more flexible

FSA questions, FSA, FSA contribution limit

After much anticipation, Congress finally passed an appropriations bill that includes additional COVID relief. Most headlines are talking about the stimulus direct payment checks. But several other provisions impact dependent...

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5 ways you can celebrate the HSA birthday and superpower your account

HSA, HSA contributions, health savings

December is birthday month for the health savings account (HSA)!

Seventeen years ago, on December 8, 2003, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act was signed into law. This legislation replaced the...

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There are crucial differences in how working families think about and use HSAs, HealthEquity survey finds

HSA, Cost management, HSA contributions, health savings

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, but it’s been especially difficult for working families, according to a new national omnibus survey from HealthEquity. 

Conducted in the fall of 2020the survey asked...

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5 tips for a successful remote open enrollment

Benefit planning, Open Enrollment

The 2021 open enrollment season has brought a unique set of challenges.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a national health crisis, triggered a global economic downturn and created an environment in which thousands of benefits...

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Benefits cost pressures are rising – here's how you can handle it

HSA, Benefit planning, health savings

Economic pressures from COVID-19 have made managing benefits costs a greater challenge than ever before. Fortunately, there's a lot employers can do to help their organizations build resistance to cost increases.

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