People Like Cartoons! DataPath’s Captain Contributor Featured on ThinkAdvisor

DataPath has recruited ‘Captain Contributor’ to help it explain all of those complicated accounts, and rules. By Allison Bell at ThinkAdvisor U.S. employee benefits rules have turned into such a maze that the complexity is hurting use of flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs) and other personal benefits account programs. Employees, meanwhile, are … More >>

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Transparency in healthcare

Transparency in Healthcare and the Rise of Healthcare Consumerism

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 >>

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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 >>

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2019 FSA Contribution Limits

IRS Announces 2019 FSA Contribution Limit Increase

2019 FSA contribution limits will increase by $50.00, going from $2,650 to $2,700. The increased contribution limit affects health FSAs and limited purpose FSAs. Health FSAs may be used for a wide range of out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, including co-pays, deductibles, most dental and vision services, prescriptions, and more. Limited Purpose FSAs are coupled with an HSA and may be used for vision and dental expenses only. Dependent Care Assistance Plans will stay at the $5,000 annual limit.

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Enrollment Season Checklist

Infographic: Open Enrollment 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.

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Trump Administration Proposes HRA Expansion

White House Releases New Proposal for 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 >>

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Tax-Free Talk, Enrollment Season Podcast

DataPath Adds Podcasts to Employee Engagement Program

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 >>

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Benefit Solutions, Inc. (Your Flex)

Client Spotlight: Benefit Solutions, Inc.

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 >>

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

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 from DataPath, Inc., a leading … More >>

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Updating Benefits Strategy

Updating Your Employee Benefits Strategies for the Modern Workforce

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 >>

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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 >>

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New FSA and HSA Materials for Captain Contributor

DataPath Publishes New FSA and HSA Materials for Captain Contributor

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, and fact sheets for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

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House of Representatives passed H.R. 6311

How H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311 Could Affect Your HSA

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two new bills that could have a significant impact on who qualifies for HSAs and how they are used. Both bills – H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311 – were backed by the Republican Party, and both received crossover support from Democrats, allowing them to pass by significant majorities. … More >>

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