By now, most people are familiar with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), which allow you to set aside money from your paycheck pre-tax to pay for a wide variety of medical expenses. You may not be familiar, though, with the Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, also known as a limited purpose FSA, or LPFSA. A Limited … More >>
HSA owners benefit from tax-free growth on their account through interest earned and investment income. However, account owners should also consider investing HSA funds as a means for substantial growth. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are popular, tax-advantaged savings accounts designed to help people with High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. HSA … More >>
Eye care is an important part of your overall wellness. Yet, in 2020, of the estimated 93 million Americans at high risk for vision loss, only half had sought out treatment the prior year. Thanks to vision insurance and employer-sponsored benefit accounts, receiving eye care has become more affordable and accessible for many people. Comprehensive eye … More >>
Diversified Administration, Inc., a third party administration firm, seeks to deliver top quality to its clients. The company focuses on helping employees to maximize take-home pay and businesses to increase tax savings, lower premiums, and generate increased employee loyalty. To accomplish this, Diversified Administration, Inc. partnered with DataPath to administer consumer directed healthcare (CDH) accounts … More >>
The Cures Act allows small employers to offer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to their workforce to help cover the cost of medical expenses and health insurance premiums for themselves and their families. Employers and workers alike have questions about how a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) will affect them. Legal experts are in the process of interpreting the law, but here’s a list of some QSEHRA FAQs and their answers that are generally agreed upon.
When it comes to consumer driven healthcare (CDH), there are three popular employer-sponsored benefit accounts: Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), and Health Savings Account (HSA). On first glance, when comparing an FSA vs HSA, FSA vs HRA, or HRA vs HSA, it can feel a little daunting. Each account has some overlapping similarities, but each is remarkably different.
With FSA popularity on the rise, participants want to know ‘what’s the right amount for my flexible spending account?’ Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are fast becoming one of the most popular employer-sponsored benefits in the United States. Currently, almost one in four Americans use this tax-reduction tool to save on a wide variety of medical … More >>
Unlike an FSA or an HRA, both of which are owned by the employer, HSAs are owned by the individual. This means that the account owner funds the HSA, spends the money (within IRS regulations), earns interest, and chooses whether or not to invest the money. Most importantly, the individual keeps the account (HSA portability) should their employment status change due to job loss, changing company, or retirement. Employers may also choose to contribute to the HSA, but the account owner keeps the funds.
Health Reimbursement Arrangements, better known as HRAs, are an important piece of the consumer driven healthcare market. The employer-funded account is one arm of healthcare consumerism which enables individuals to take better control of their personal medical decisions. Here are the pros and cons of this benefit account.
Some plans require participants to spend FSA funds before the end of the plan year or risk losing the funds altogether. Others allow carryover to the next plan year. If uncertain of your plan’s requirements, check with your benefits administrator. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a popular employer-sponsored benefit. According to a 2018 survey by the … More >>
If you get injured this Halloween, look to your consumer directed healthcare (CDH) account to take the scare out of treating your boo-boo. Halloween is magical! All week long, people get festive by decorating their houses and lawns, carving pumpkins, and dressing up in their favorite costumes. However, when someone gets injured, Halloween can be … More >>
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., — DataPath, Inc. today announced the availability of two new value-added services, ZendyHealth and WiserHealth®, for its comprehensive HSAToday® solution to help healthcare savings account (HSA) owners make informed healthcare decisions. DataPath added these two popular consumer healthcare decision-making tools into HSAToday to give account holders a single, easy-to-use platform that allows them to … 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.
IRA, 401(k), HSA? You may be thinking that one of these is not like the others. But, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are more valuable than you may think. While most people tend to regard HSAs solely as a way to counter the rising costs of medical care, an HSA account can also help you generate … More >>
by Art Aldridge, Vice President of Technology DataPath has been innovating software solutions for over three decades. Our founder saw potential in the benefits administration market, and under his guidance, we began blazing a path to new frontiers by developing software for tax-advantaged employer benefits back in the 1980s. Over the course of the company’s … More >>