HealthEquity blog

2019 FSA contribution limit increased

Posted by HealthEquity on Nov 15, 2018 5:37:24 PM

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 limited to vision and dental services, which can be used in cooperation with a health savings account (HSA).

An FSA empowers employees to pay for qualified medical expenses with pre-tax funds. FSAs are popular accounts because of the tax benefits they provide to employees and to their employers.

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

The HSA Raven

Posted by HealthEquity on Oct 31, 2018 11:21:16 AM

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,

And I heard a quiet opening, an opening of my office door.

“Tis some co-worker,” I mumbled, “interrupting my lunchtime rest—

Only this and nothing more.”

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

3 vital differentiators when evaluating an HSA provider

Posted by HealthEquity on Oct 2, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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 spending account (FSA). 

The industry’s leading providers, however, are collaborating closely with employers to deliver game-changing insights and member enablement capabilities that are transforming how employers and their employees can connect health and wealth.

So, what are these three HSA provider differentiators and what can they mean for employers and their employees?

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

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

Posted by HealthEquity on Sep 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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 tenure among your workforce is an effective health and wealth strategy, which introduces a long-term partnership where both employers and employees are mutually invested in growing wealth and improving health through knowledge, savings and investing.

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

Often overlooked tax benefits of HSAs for employers

Posted by HealthEquity on Sep 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As an employer, you are likely looking for ways to save healthcare costs without hurting the overall morale of your employees. One option to explore is offering high deductible health plans to reduce your rising premium costs.

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Topics: HSA, HSA questions, tax savings, HSA policy, Employers

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