In 2024, perceived coverage gaps, flexibility, and affordability receive more attention as companies weigh prioritizing value versus shifting costs. November 27, 2023 By Bo Armstrong Originally posted on BenefitsPRO.com For 2024, brokers and TPAs will be well served to focus strongly on options that add significant value. In its recently released Survey on Health and Benefits Strategies for 2024, Mercer cited three key themes emerging from conversations with leadership from more than 700 organizations of varying
As the lingering effects of the pandemic continue to impact savings, the quest for financial security becomes even more critical. Despite easing inflation, many Americans find themselves unprepared for emergencies and retirement. Amid this savings struggle, the substantial growth of HSAs holds the promise of fostering growth for TPAs while helping participants better prepare for healthcare expenses and their retirement years.
Since the beginning of employer-employee relationships, the employer has traditionally been in control – deciding worker positions and salaries and when, where, and how long they worked. The realities of having bills to pay kept many workers in one spot for decades, even when unhappy with company management or policies. The loyalty between workers and employers in both directions has shifted dramatically since the days when companies gave out gold watches for a lifetime of service.
Chances are you have Millennial employees on your staff, as they have become the single largest generation in the U.S. labor force. The following infographic provides valuable information on engaging your Millennial employees in health benefits. 8 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Employees in Health Benefits Millennials in the Workplace: To Engage Millennial Employees in Your Company’s Health Benefits: Providing flexible, convenient, and easy to understand benefits will encourage Millennials to engage with your company’s
On November 10, via Rev. Proc. 2023-34, the IRS released its 2024 annual contribution limits for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSEHRAs), adoption assistance, and qualified transportation plans.
DataPath Financial Services, Inc. (DFS) announced today its approval by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Non-Bank Custodian for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) effective November 1, 2023.
During open enrollment, many participants are enrolling in plans for the first time. “Firsts” are often overwhelming, and once the benefit year begins, participants may need help knowing how or where to begin. As employees expect more and employers become increasingly cost-conscious, it’s harder to provide a mutually satisfactory benefits package. To make utilization as easy as possible, TPAs and employers can offer resources to help participants understand, access, and utilize their benefits. Five of
In its first time entering the worldwide Davey Awards competition, DataPath was chosen for Silver recognition for two recent marketing efforts. Our proprietary employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain Contributor, was honored with a Silver in the Consumer Magazine category for its “Dependent Care, Volume 2” comic book. Also receiving a Silver, this time in the B2B Direct Mail category, was “Spinning Ownership,” our recent campaign highlighting DataPath’s nearly 40 years of
View the infographic below to discover the value of consumer-directed healthcare accounts. The graphic features an overview of HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs, along with other helpful information. What is a Consumer Directed Healthcare Account? A consumer-directed healthcare account is a type of medical savings account that: CDH Account Types 1. Health Savings Account (HSA) The participant owns the HSA, which acts like a regular bank account. Money deposited into the account pays for eligible healthcare
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.
The 2023 Marcom Awards have honored two recent direct mail campaigns promoting DataPath’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services. “Our BPO services help TPAs get where they want to grow by offering reliable and consistent accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness,” says DataPath’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bo Armstrong. “Thanks in part to these direct mail campaigns, TPAs are finding out that they can take advantage of our BPO service regardless of which admin platform they use.” A third campaign,
It’s open enrollment time. That means third-party administrators (TPAs) are working with clients to set up plans for the new year. We’ve compiled some tips and reminders for benefits administrators to help them through this stressful season. Tip #1: Know Your Audience Each employer group will be different, so tailor your presentation accordingly. Occupation, geographic location, and generational cohort may affect employees’ wants and needs. For example, Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers may each
Benefits programs help companies to attract and retain talented employees. They can also improve workforce health and engagement. But with four generations (perhaps even five) in today’s labor force, putting together a well-crafted plan that meets the needs of all employees can seem nearly impossible. Baby Boomers nearing retirement have very different benefit needs than Gen Z, who are just starting their careers. Millennials reaching their prime earning years will have different needs as well. With the rising cost
Employment loyalty has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Employers that evolve in response may be surprised at how well their companies perform – and the TPAs and brokers who help them can find new growth opportunities in the process.
Employer benefits have changed over the centuries to meet employees’ changing needs. While group healthcare is still standard, there are newer benefits that TPAs can offer in 2024 that may better serve the needs of both employers and employees. Health Reimbursement Arrangements Group Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) have been around for some time. The IRS first acknowledged them in 2002 to reimburse qualified healthcare costs. HRAs now include three additional types covering qualified insurance premiums and related