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Preparing for retirement? An HSA can help

HSA, tax savings, retirement, HSA contributions, HSA benefits

Whether you are a baby boomer nearing retirement, a Generation X’er in the middle of your career or a millennial just starting out, you have at least one thing in common with your co-workers:

You need to prepare for retirement.

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Millions of Americans could benefit from newly introduced legislation: #MedicareHSA

HSA, tax savings, retirement, HSA contributions, HSA benefits, high deductible health plan, Medicare

A bi-partisan effort in Congress is underway that would allow Medicare recipients to open and contribute to a health savings account (HSA).

H.R.3796, the Health Savings for Seniors Act, would allow more than 57 million...

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How HSAs can help your employees

HSA, Employers, tax savings, retirement, HSA contributions, HSA benefits, employees

An important part of any business is to attract and retain highly-skilled workers. Most employers provide benefits ranging from paid vacation time and tuition reimbursement to bonuses and raises.

And then there are health...

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3 ways to maximize HSAs as a retirement account

HSA, tax savings, retirement, HSA contributions, HSA benefits

A health savings account (HSA) can be a great way to save for healthcare expenses in retirement. Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) estimates that a couple in retirement will need $301,000 to have a 90% chance of...

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How to retire younger using an HSA

HSA, HSA investing, tax savings, 401(k)

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is quickly becoming a new mantra for young workers and it just may be a solution to retiring early. It has piqued the interest and been reported in major news outlets like the New...

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Do CDH plans really work?

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

The cost of healthcare continues to steadily rise year over year. In an environment of escalating premiums, many employers are in search of alternatives to the status quo. Whether the solution is a lower cost plan or increased...

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HSAs and last-minute 2018 tax deductions

HSA, tax savings, HSA questions, HSA spending

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

Historically, April 15 isn’t the best day. Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

And, of...

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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 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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