5 open enrollment best practices for a flawless employee benefits season

HSA, Benefit planning, Employers, FSA, HSA spending, Open Enrollment, health savings, Lifestyle Spending Account

The end of summer nudges fall a little closer, which means one thing to benefits professionals: here comes open enrollment season. Yes, sometimes the annual open enrollment benefits period can mean packing a lot of work into a...

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No double dipping for OTC contraceptives

HSA, FSA, IRS, hra, Reproductive Care

This summer, reproductive care is still top of mind for many Americans and benefits administrators. As HR professionals work to understand the nuances of the recent United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision in Dobbs v....

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Top 10 ways HSAs and FSAs support reproductive health and family planning

HSA, FSA, HSA spending, health savings, Family Planning, Reproductive Care

NOTE: This post was published on July 27, 2022. For additional information on the Dobbs decision and how people can use pre-tax benefits for reproductive healthcare and family planning, read our previous post. 

 

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Dobbs decision: How HSAs, FSAs, and related benefits support reproductive healthcare

HSA, FSA, hra, health savings, LSA, Lifestyle Spending Account

Editor’s note: This information was published on July 15, 2022.

 

With recent news about changes to healthcare related to pregnancy, you likely have questions about your healthcare spending account benefits. We can help.

 

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Clear savings: HSA and FSA coverage for vision services

HSA, FSA, health savings

Today is National Sunglasses Day, in case you need a reason to throw a party or an excuse to wear your favorite shades. In honor of this very specific holiday, we’re scoping out all things eyewear—from frames and contact lenses...

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IRS announces medical mileage rate increase

HSA, tax savings, FSA, IRS, hra

Relief at the gas pump? We all need it. As of June 15, AAA reported a national average of $5 per gallon. For consumers traveling by car to receive medical care, every mile can add up. To offset high gas prices, on June 9, 2022,...

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New guidance: No double dipping for OTC COVID-19 tests

FSA, HSA benefits, hra, COVID-19

As the nation responds to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the benefits world continues to adapt. Recently, the Biden administration required insurance companies and health plans to cover the cost of at-home or...

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Employers: What you need to know about 2022 benefit limits

HSA, HSA contribution limit, retirement, FSA, FSA contribution limit, IRS, hra, health savings, Commuter, Adoption

2022 is here, and with a new year comes updated contribution limits for your team members’ benefit accounts. This information is important to help your people make plans for the upcoming year.

Limits are typically announced at...

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Employers: 2021 year end benefit plan reminders

FSA, cobra, COVID-19, form 5500

It’s important to stay current on COVID-related legislation and guidance. As 2021 winds down and we look ahead to 2022, let’s review the key regulatory elements that may affect your benefit plans. First, we’ll revisit the various...

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2020 Healthcare FSA plan runout dates extended into 2022

FSA questions, FSA, health savings, COVID-19

Back in May 2020, the Departments of Labor, the Treasury, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (collectively, the "Agencies") extended certain deadlines for plans subject to ERISA–including the runout period, in which...

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