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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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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Often overlooked tax benefits of HSAs for employers

HSA policy, HSA, Employers, tax savings, HSA questions

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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Account-based savings for employers

HSA, Benefit planning, Employers, HSA questions, HSA contributions

As an employer, you look for the best possible healthcare benefits for your employees; benefits that also fit your budget. The tasks required to evaluate and select these options can take many valuable hours of your time....

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Set your employees up for success with an HSA

HSA, Benefit planning, Employers, HSA questions, HSA contributions

Helping your employees get started on the right foot with their HSA can make a big difference in the success of your benefits strategy. The following tips can help employees get the most out of their HSA plan:

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Answers for the top 10 FSA questions

HSA, Employers, FSA questions, FSA

A flexible spending account (FSA) empowers employees to pay for certain medical expenses with pre-tax funds. FSAs are popular accounts because of the tax benefits they provide to employees and to their employers.

Here are some...

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Why Americans can't afford NOT to have an HSA

HSA, Benefit planning, Cost management, Employers, tax savings, HSA contributions

To those who don’t quite understand how HSA-qualified plans work, a high deductible seems daunting. Many may say that they can’t afford the high-deductible and so they select a traditional plan and pay the significantly higher...

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Create valuable incentives with HSA matching

HSA, Benefit planning, Cost management, Employers, tax savings, HSA contributions

No one wants to leave free money on the table. That’s why incentivizing employees with an HSA match can be an effective strategy to increase use and satisfaction of an HSA-qualified health plan. To best maximize the value of...

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