HRA Plans, qualified expenses and taxes

HRA Plans: Account Types, Qualified Expenses, Taxes, and More

Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are employer-sponsored benefit plans that allow employees to withdraw tax-free money to pay for qualified medical expenses. Unlike other types of employer-sponsored healthcare benefits, the employer owns the HRA and completely funds it; employees do not make contributions. If your employer offers an HRA, here are some important things to know about the accounts.

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Why COBRA Compliance is Important for Businesses

From an administrative standpoint, COBRA can be one of the more complex aspects of offering healthcare benefits. Complying with all the COBRA regulations is a time-consuming and often confusing task. Furthermore, businesses that fail to comply with COBRA requirements put themselves at risk of legal issues and financial penalties. Learn more about the importance of … More >>

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Cadillac Tax repealed by Congress; approved by President Trump

Cadillac Tax Repealed, PCORI Extended Under New Spending Bill

In a new spending bill approved last week, the controversial Cadillac Tax has been permanently repealed. On December 17, 2019, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that approved federal funding for 2020, repealed the Cadillac Tax, and extended PCORI, among other things. The Senate approved two days later, and then on Friday, December … More >>

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TPA Growth is Linked to Addressing Gaps in Benefits Education – New DataPath Whitepaper

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (December 12, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced today the release of a whitepaper titled, “Addressing Education Gaps is Key to TPA Growth.” In the whitepaper, DataPath summarizes findings from a survey they conducted in August 2019 that focuses on employees and their … More >>

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Qualified HDHPs, Embedded Deductibles, and Your HSA

In the healthcare world, a deductible is the amount consumers must pay out-of-pocket before their health insurance coverage begins paying for covered medical services. That’s why, assuming your plan offers choices, selecting the right deductible amount is an important decision. If you own a Health Savings Account (HSA), it’s vital that you know the impact … More >>

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How Much Should I Contribute To My HSA?

During enrollment season, people who own a Health Savings Account (HSA), or have recently opened one, wonder, “How much should I contribute to my HSA?” HSAs are a unique tax-advantaged tool for healthcare consumers to pay for qualified healthcare expenses. Understanding how funding works with this account is key to answering the contribution question. HSA … More >>

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DCAP or Dependent Care FSA

Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP): Is it Right For You?

As working parents know: childcare is expensive! Whether the kids are in daycare, before or after school care, day camps, or other care, it can put a big dent in your wallet. Costs can range from $199 – $596 per week, depending on who cares for your child. While most people think about getting healthcare … More >>

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2020 FSA Contribution Limits Raised to $2,750

The IRS announced on November 6, 2019, contribution limits for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and other tax-advantaged benefits will go up next year. Learn more about 2020 FSA contribution limits below. 2020 FSA Contribution Limits According to the IRS, the 2020 FSA contribution limits have been increased by $50. Next year, those who participate in … More >>

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2019 MarCom Award

2019 MarCom Awards: DataPath Wins Gold for Captain Contributor HRA Video

DataPath employee engagement program earns gold award for HRA video LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (November 7, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading technology solutions provider in the employer-sponsored benefits industry, announced today that its employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain Contributor, has received a 2019 Marcom Gold Award. The technology firm was cited … More >>

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Commuter Benefits

Commuter Benefits – Tax Savings, Expenses, Advantages, and More

For most people, the transportation costs associated with getting to and from work aren’t in the same ballpark as healthcare costs. Yet, fuel costs, vehicle maintenance, parking fees, transit fares, and other associated expenditures can still add up to a sizeable expense for many. To ease this financial burden for America’s workers, the IRS created … More >>

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8 Questions To Ask Your Employees When Building Benefits Plans

An employee benefits package is a vital tool for companies to attract and retain talented employees. It can also improve workforce health and engagement. But with four generations of people in today’s labor force, putting together a well-crafted plan that meets the needs of all employees can be a challenge. Baby Boomers nearing retirement have … More >>

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DataPath Completes Client-Focused, Market-Driven Reorganization

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (October 22, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced today the completion of a reorganization to more closely align the company’s leadership structure with its client-focused, market-driven approach to product and industry leadership. To enhance DataPath’s focus on clients, the company has merged its … More >>

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Benefits education

Benefits Education: Reaching Employees in the Right Channels

Benefits education is a common concern in the workplace. Companies put together a great benefits plan only to find that their employees are not participating. The fact is, great benefits alone are not enough to make people want to use them. Employees need to be educated on what’s in the plan and how to use … More >>

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DataPath Adds HealthPoint Plus Service to Summit – Press Release

DataPath partners with HealthPoint Plus to offer healthcare consumers telemedicine options LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (October 8, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced an agreement to add HealthPoint Plus telehealth services to its cloud-based Summit platform. HealthPoint Plus is a subscription-based service that provides unlimited monthly access … More >>

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Benefit Strategies for Generation Z

Benefits Strategies for Gen Z in the Workplace

Creating successful engagement and benefits strategies for Gen Z. This is the last part of our series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the American labor force: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Generation Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Gen Z, including benefit … More >>

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