DataPath’s one-of-a-kind employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain Contributor, has earned an international creative award. LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (September 23, 2022) – DataPath, a leading provider of administration solutions for employer-sponsored healthcare benefit accounts, has won a 2022 Summit International Creative Award. The Summit International Creative Awards competition honors the best web, … More >>
Forbes Advisor reports that although many Americans are happy with their health insurance, not many fully understand basic terminology. For example, over 75% cannot identify “co-insurance,” while nearly 50% incorrectly defined “copay” and “deductible.” Forbes also uncovered significant knowledge gaps about open enrollment, HSAs, and medical billing. With open enrollment coming up in the near … More >>
With the popularity of flexible spending accounts on the rise, participants want to know, “What’s the right amount to put in my FSA?” Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are fast becoming one of the most popular employer-sponsored benefits in the United States. In their latest market review, the Aite-Novarica Group estimated 32.6 million FSA accounts in … More >>
The COVID pandemic wreaked havoc on the American healthcare system and employer health plans in ways not always obvious. For example, a significant percentage of Americans delayed accessing needed healthcare for fear of increasing their exposure to COVID-19. Some skipped routine checkups and screenings altogether. The unfortunate side effects now being seen include: Increased utilization … More >>
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (September 7, 2022) – DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of administration solutions for employer-sponsored healthcare benefit accounts, has won double honors in the 2022 MUSE Creative Awards for two different marketing campaigns. MUSE is an international competition for creative professionals who inspire others to greater heights through their concepts, ideas and designs. … More >>
There have been five additional pandemics recorded since the Spanish Flu infected 500 million people worldwide in 1918-1920. Even so, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus caught the world’s population off-guard. Americans in particular were unprepared for the immense impact that COVID-19 would have on their lives, their families, and their livelihoods. The pandemic caused dramatic changes to … More >>
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, a one-year National Public Health Emergency was declared in March 2020 and extended in February 2021 for another year. In February 2022, President Biden extended the National Public Health Emergency once again until October 2022. CDC data shows that nearly half of the country’s population lives in a county … More >>
President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law on August 16, 2022. Among other provisions, the IRA: Addresses aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Requires Medicare to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers Caps the cost of prescribed insulin for Medicare recipients at $35 a month Provides an insulin safe harbor for high-deductible … More >>
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Experts predicted that travel would be hectic this summer and fall, and boy, they weren’t kidding. Whether vacationing or resuming business travel, you’ve had to deal with high gas prices and delayed, if not entirely canceled flights, among other stressful issues. Check out these FSA, HSA, and LSA eligible expenses that can help ease travel … More >>
The annual school supplies shopping trip can be an expensive endeavor. Did you know that some items commonly found on classroom supply lists are eligible for FSA accounts? Read on to learn more. FSA for Back-to-School Basic first-aid supplies and COVID-related PPE, including masks and hand sanitizer, are on many back-to-school supply lists this year. … More >>
Many TPAs are already in the throes of annual enrollment planning and promotion. This can be a highly stressful time of year, and with the current labor market, things may be more stressful than usual. You need your staff to stay relaxed, calm, and collected to provide the best possible service to your employer groups. … More >>
DataPath’s one-of-a-kind employee education and engagement program, Captain Contributor, earns another national award. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (August 2, 2022) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits, has been named a National Health Information Awards (NHIA) winner for 2022. This is the company’s third NHIA award and 11th national award overall … More >>
The thought of losing health insurance coverage is scary. This informative blog answers the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about COBRA by participants. If you’re a COBRA administrator, this page is a great resource for your employer groups. This extensive list of FAQs describes what COBRA is, who qualifies, how coverage works and more.
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are the oldest tax-advantaged healthcare spending account currently available and by far the most common. Yet many workers still don’t feel they really understand them. That’s borne out by the relatively low adoption rate at many companies, despite tax savings as high as 40% on the funds set aside. Plus, despite … More >>