Do you know the difference between a HRA vs HSA? The key difference between the two is that an HRA is employer-owned whereas an HSA is employee-owned. With an HSA, the employee keeps the account and can transfer it when he or she changes jobs. Account holders may also invest their HSA funds.
In December 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), a $900 billion COVID stimulus bill. The legislation was aimed at helping Americans cope with pandemic-related challenges. Along with stimulus payments and other financial provisions, the bill also included modified carryover and dependent rules for Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) benefits, spend-down for health … More >>
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a wonderful tool for saving money on healthcare expenses. When you enroll in a qualified high deductible health plan and sign up for an HSA, you contribute pre-tax money into an account then withdraw those funds for qualified healthcare expenses. When used for qualified expenses, withdrawals are tax-free. However, many HSA owners wonder if the money can be used for non-qualified expenses. If so, is there an HSA withdrawal penalty?
Since early 2020, the U.S. has been reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone throughout the country has been impacted in one way or another. From economic uncertainty to school and public safety concerns, adults and children alike have had to learn to deal with a new reality. One impact of COVID-19 that continues to trouble … More >>
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in the United States, jobs have been lost at an alarming rate. As these job losses are through no fault of the employees, they are considered qualifying events for COBRA purposes. This allows employees to apply for the continuing health insurance coverage through their employers. While Congress has passed a … More >>
Most healthcare consumers know about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). These popular healthcare benefit accounts allow individuals and families to cover out-of-pocket healthcare costs by setting aside money before taxes are taken out. There are rules about account eligibility, contribution limits, and more. Plus, the funds must be spent on IRS-approved … More >>
DataPath publishes whitepaper focused on helping TPAs increase adoption of healthcare benefits accounts LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (September 8, 2020) – DataPath, Inc., a leading technology provider for consumer directed healthcare account and COBRA administration, has published a whitepaper titled, “How to Maximize Account Adoption During Enrollment Season and Deliver a Better Benefits Experience.” The whitepaper … More >>
To increase Health Savings Account (HSA) and High Deductible Health plan (HDHP) adoption, TPAs and employers should understand what drives employee behavior. The following infographic outlines the keys to increasing HSA and HDHP adoption. HSAs and High Deductible Health Plans: A Guide to Increasing Adoption Offering Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) paired with a High Deductible … More >>
DataPath employee education and engagement program wins APEX Award LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (August 18, 2020) – DataPath, Inc. a leading provider of technology solutions for third party benefits administration has announced that it is a recipient of a 2020 APEX Award for Excellence for its employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain Contributor™. The … More >>
Breaking Down HRA Plan Types A Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is a tax-advantaged health benefit funded and owned by employers. Depending on the type of HRA, employees can use money from the account to pay for IRS-approved healthcare expenses and health insurance premiums and it does not count toward their taxable income. Learn more about … More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Do you have both an 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 right in the name. Most most people understand that a 401k is used for retirement. A lot of people wonder though, which account should they fund first, … More >>