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5 ways to get your employees excited about HSAs

HSA, Employers, HSA investing, HSA contributions, HSA spending

Consumer-directed healthcare plans (CDHP) accompanied with health savings accounts (HSAs) continue to increase in adoption, 20% year over year growth from 2017. Electing the plan is just the beginning. Many employers find it...

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Being savvy with HSAs and consumer driven healthcare (CDH)

HSA, Employers, tax savings, HSA questions, HSA spending

One of the best ways to talk to your employees about how they can save money on healthcare expenses is to pose a hypothetical situation like the following:

Ask them to think about the last time they purchased a car. Did they...

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How to position consumer directed healthcare and HSAs with your employees

HSA, Employers, HSA investing, tax savings, HSA questions

For employers, there has been a monumental shift in the healthcare marketplace from higher cost, traditional plans to high deductible or consumer directed health plans (CDHP). Between 2007 and 2018, CDHP adoption has increased...

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2019 HSA contribution limits

HSA, HSA contribution limit, HSA contributions

The IRS announced last year that health savings account (HSA) contribution limits have increased for 2019, giving you and your employees the chance to save more than ever.

As a response to rising inflation, the contribution...

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2019 FSA contribution limit increased

HSA, Employers, tax savings, HSA contributions, FSA, FSA contribution limit

It’s official. The IRS has just announced that for 2019, individuals can contribute $2,700 to their FSA. That is an increase from the 2018 limit of $2,650. The FSA increase also applies to limited-purpose FSAs (LPFSA) that is...

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What fees reveal about your HSA provider

HSA, Fees, HSA investing, HSA questions, HSA fees

In a previous post we revealed some fees that may be lurking in an HSA. In this post we’ll go a step beyond and explore what fees reveal about your HSA provider and their motivations.

Michael Kitces, director of financial...

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Making HSA-qualified health plans work for low-income employees

HSA policy, HSA, tax savings, HSA questions

For some people, the costs of healthcare are manageable at their present income level.  However, for a growing number of individuals in the U.S., the cost of healthcare has become overwhelming and utterly unaffordable. For...

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The HSA Raven

HSA, Employers, tax savings, HSA contributions, Open Enrollment

Once upon a noon day napping, with my co-workers making a constant yapping,

Over oft-discussed matters of weather and how their team played the night before —

While I drifted, not quite sleeping, suddenly there came a knocking,

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3 vital differentiators when evaluating an HSA provider

HSA, Benefit planning, Cost management, Employers, HSA fees

Let’s face it, shopping for a health savings account (HSA) provider is an overwhelming process. Most providers can cover the basics and deliver HSAs that may check all your boxes but act more like a supercharged flexible...

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Why employees leave and how to keep them using a health and wealth strategy

HSA, Employers, tax savings, retirement, 401(k), HSA contributions

Since the inception of the employer-employee relationship there has been employee turnover. Every employer knows that turnover is inevitable and have factored in the costs into the price of doing business.

One way to lengthen...

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