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DataPath’s Captain Contributor Program Earns Web-based Digital Health Award

DataPath garners seventh national award for employee education and engagement program LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (July 21, 2020) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for third party benefits administration, was selected as a winner in the 22nd annual Digital Health Awards® program. The company was honored with a Silver Award in Web-based Digital … More >>

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HSA and Retirement – How Your HSA Can Boost Your Retirement Fund

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), coupled with a high deductible health plan, were designed to help make healthcare more affordable and give people more freedom in their personal healthcare decisions. Another advantage of the account is the ability to use it in retirement. Due to generous tax advantages, friendly contribution options, and investment opportunities, more people … More >>

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New DataPath Whitepaper Identifies Student Loan Repayments as Emerging Market for TPAs

Whitepaper focuses on developing market for student loan repayment assistance plans, which impacts nearly 45 million Americans LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (July 7, 2020) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, has published a whitepaper titled, “Flexible Compensation: More than Healthcare.” The whitepaper examines the positive effect that benefits such … More >>

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FSA and Furlough – What Happens With Your Account

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an excellent financial tool that helps millions of workers cover out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. Sponsored through an employer, an FSA is usually funded through a payroll deduction each pay period over the course of the plan year. When an employee’s job status changes due to a layoff, change in employer, … More >>

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Captain Contributor Program Wins 2020 AVA Digital Gold Award

DataPath’s employee education and engagement program earns sixth national award LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (June 9, 2020) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits, has been named an AVA Digital Gold Award winner for the second year in a row. The AVA Digital Awards recognize excellence by creative professionals who plan, … More >>

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HSA vs 401k – Which Account to Fund First?

Think about this – you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) and a 401(k) through your employer. HSAs are generally thought of as a vehicle for healthcare savings – because it’s in the name – while most people understand that a 401k is used for retirement. A lot of people wonder though, which account should … More >>

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2021 HSA Contribution Limits Announced by IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the 2021 rates for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) on Wednesday, May 20. The 2021 HSA contribution limits have increased as well as the maximum out-of-pocket limits for high deductible health plans. Learn more below. 2021 HSA Contribution Limits For 2021, the HSA contribution limits have increased due to inflation. … More >>

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FSA Mid-Year Elections, Grace Periods, Carryover and More: IRS COVID-19 Guidance

On Tuesday, May 12, the IRS published additional COVID-19 guidance for employer-sponsored healthcare benefits.  Drafted to address unanticipated changes in medical and childcare costs due to the COVID-19 emergency, the two Notices relax mid-year election changes for health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Dependent Care Assistance Programs (DCAPs). They also provide more flexibility in grace … More >>

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COVID-19 Claims Run Out Extension for FSA and HRA Plans

On April 29, 2020, the IRS, Department of Labor, and other federal agencies published a final notice providing COVID-19 relief guidance on COBRA extensions. The notice also extended run out periods for health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plans. Learn more about the COVID-19 claims run out extension and what it … More >>

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COVID-19 COBRA Extensions and Claims Filing Update

The IRS, Department of Labor, and other federal agencies released an update on COBRA extensions and claims filing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This latest guidance comes after Congress passed the CARES Act in late March and other initiatives to ease the economic pain on American workers and companies. The final notice, published April 29, … More >>

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COBRA Benefits: Furlough vs Layoff

A common question for many people, particularly during a layoff or furlough, is whether or not they are eligible for COBRA benefits. Learn more about the difference between a furlough and a layoff, COBRA eligibility, qualified events, and the cost of continuing coverage. Furlough vs Layoff A furlough is temporary, with a specific end date, … More >>

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Expanded COBRA Benefits During the COVID-19 Crisis: What Changes May Be Coming?

Along with the many stimulus provisions provided for in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the legislation also addressed many healthcare needs for Americans. The bill, signed on March 27, 2020, broadened the list of eligible healthcare expenses, expanded telehealth coverages for high deductible plans, and more. Nearly a month later, … More >>

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COVID-19 Testing and Healthcare Benefits FAQs

In recent weeks, Congress and the IRS have acted to provide relief to Americans due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health emergency. With the passage of the CARES Act, updates to HDHPs, HSAs and other measures, businesses, workers and third party administrators have a lot of questions about these changes. See the list below for answers … More >>

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