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

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

7 tips for a more effective HSA

Posted by HealthEquity on Sep 4, 2018 11:55:00 PM

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are one of the most effective options to save money for healthcare expenses and retirement, but many accountholders don’t take advantage of all the benefits. Some of your employees may already have good HSA habits, but understanding more about how to use them can help make a good HSA program a great one. Here are 7 tips to help employees win with their HSA:

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Topics: HSA, HSA questions, HSA contributions, tax savings, HSA contribution limit

The 3 tax advantages of HSAs

Posted by HealthEquity on Aug 28, 2018 10:34:00 AM

 

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are one of the most tax-advantaged1 accounts that the IRS recognizes. Other retirement accounts are taxed at some point — whether that’s when the funds go into the account or when the funds are taken out — but HSAs have triple-tax advantages (as long as the accountholder follows the rules set up by the IRS) that other programs just don’t have.

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Topics: HSA, HSA questions, HSA contributions, tax savings, HSA contribution limit

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