Transparency in Healthcare and the Rise of Healthcare Consumerism

Transparency in healthcare

Most people wouldn’t think of buying an expensive item, such as a car or house, without performing extensive research and price comparisons. Yet, when it comes to healthcare services – a major expense for many – comparison shopping has historically been non-existent. This is due, in part, to a lack of transparency in healthcare. If … More >>

Press Release: DataPath Receives Top Honor for Employee Engagement Program Website

DataPath Earns National Recognition for Employee Engagement Website for Healthcare Benefits LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (November 29, 2018) – DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for tax-advantaged benefits administration, was recently awarded a 2018 MarCom Gold Award. The award was issued for CaptainContributor.com, DataPath’s employee engagement and education program website, in the category of … More >>

IRS Announces 2019 FSA Contribution Limit Increase

2019 FSA Contribution Limits

For individuals and businesses who are in the midst of enrollment season, the IRS has just announced an increase for 2019 FSA contribution limits. The announcement (Revenue Procedure 2018-57), released November 15, 2018, also includes increases for transportation and parking benefits. Generally the IRS announces Flexible Spending Account (FSA) annual limits in October. 2019 FSA … More >>

Infographic: Open Enrollment Checklist

Enrollment Season Checklist

Facts, Figures & Tips for a Successful Enrollment Process The following infographic provides an overview of facts, figures and tips for employers to have a successful open enrollment process. See below for an open enrollment checklist (click image to view .pdf): Open Enrollment Checklist – Facts, Figures & Tips for a Successful Enrollment Process More … More >>

DataPath’s Employee Engagement Program Featured in Employee Benefit Adviser

Captain Contributor Avenges Workers Wronged by Poor Benefits Planning By Caroline Hroncich at Employee Benefit Adviser When disasters come knocking, Superman or Batman can help save the day. But when benefits problems are on the horizon, Captain Contributor is the superhero employees might want to turn to. A former tax accountant turned superhero (his origin … More >>

White House Releases New Proposal for HRA Expansion

Trump Administration Proposes HRA Expansion

The Trump administration recently released a proposed rule that, if finalized, would expand access to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The proposed rule, issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL), and Treasury, would lift restrictions on the use of employer-sponsored benefit accounts to purchase health insurance on the individual marketplace. The … More >>

Press Release: DataPath Adds Podcasts to Employee Engagement Program

Tax-Free Talk, Enrollment Season Podcast

DataPath Adds Podcast Series to Award-Winning Benefits Education Program LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (October 25, 2018) – DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for benefits administration, announced today that is has released a podcast series for its award-winning employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain Contributor. The three-part podcast series is timed … More >>

Client Spotlight: Benefit Solutions, Inc.

Benefit Solutions, Inc. (Your Flex)

Benefit Solutions, Inc. (BSI) is a third party administration (TPA) firm that helps employers and brokers develop comprehensive, compliant employee benefit packages. They also provide benefits administration services for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and COBRA.  Headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, BSI currently serves more than 500 clients throughout … More >>

Press Release: DataPath White Paper Analyzes Ways a Partner Marketing Program Can Affect a TPA’s Success

White Paper: Partner Marketing Program

DataPath White Paper Analyzes Ways Partner Marketing Programs Can Affect a TPA’s Ability to Control Costs and Successfully Grow Business LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 17, 2018) — When third-party administrators (TPAs) evaluate potential benefits administration platforms, one frequently overlooked part of the selection process is the platform provider’s partner marketing program. A new white paper … More >>

Updating Your Employee Benefits Strategies for the Modern Workforce

Updating Benefits Strategy

Employee benefits strategies are rapidly changing in response to the constantly evolving work environment. Increasingly, employers are taking a closer look at their benefit plans to see if they still align with the demands of today’s workforce. Historically, employee benefits strategies have focused mainly on traditional healthcare and retirement offerings. But todays employees – especially … More >>

DataPath Article on Employee Engagement and Education Featured on BenefitsPro

Increasing Enrollment Starts with Employee Engagement October 1, 2018 By Bo Armstrong Originally Posted on BenefitsPRO.com Low employee engagement in benefits programs is a common problem, one that continues to grow as health care benefits become more complicated and costs continue to rise. In fact, many large employers report year-long engagement rates among employees and … More >>

DataPath Publishes New FSA and HSA Materials for Captain Contributor

New FSA and HSA Materials for Captain Contributor

DataPath, Inc. Publishes New Materials for Award-Winning Benefits Education and Engagement Program Little Rock, Ark. (September 25, 2018) – DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based benefits administration solutions, recently released new materials for its award-winning employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain Contributor. The new materials include second edition comic books, videos, … More >>

DataPath Wins Second NHIA Award for Captain Contributor

DataPath Wins Second NHIA Award for Captain Contributor Employee Education, Engagement Program Little Rock, Ark. (September 11, 2018) – DataPath, Inc., a leading national provider of technology solutions for benefits administration, is the recipient of the 2018 National Health Information Awards’ (NHIA) Bronze Award for its employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain … More >>

What is a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan?

Section 125 Cafeteria Plan

A Section 125 Cafeteria Plan is an employer-sponsored benefits plan that lets employees pay for certain qualified medical expenses – such as health insurance premiums – on a pre-tax basis. It’s called a “cafeteria plan” because, like walking through a cafeteria and selecting various dishes to eat, employees can choose the types of healthcare options … More >>