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FSA and Furlough – What Happens With Your Account

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an excellent financial tool that helps millions of workers cover out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. Sponsored through an employer, an FSA is usually funded through a payroll deduction each pay period over the course of the plan year. When an employee’s job status changes due to a layoff, change in employer, … More >>

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Whitepaper: Addressing Education Gaps is Key to TPA Growth

Today’s healthcare consumers have more choice than ever when it comes to healthcare benefits. However, research suggests they are not utilizing those benefits as effectively as they could, in large part due to lack of knowledge and understanding about them. For third party administrators, understanding where the gaps exist and providing solutions to address them … More >>

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COVID-19 COBRA Extensions and Claims Filing Update

The IRS, Department of Labor, and other federal agencies released an update on COBRA extensions and claims filing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This latest guidance comes after Congress passed the CARES Act in late March and other initiatives to ease the economic pain on American workers and companies. The final notice, published April 29, … More >>

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Treating Mental Health with a CDH Account

Mental health currently represents one of the biggest healthcare challenges in the U.S. It is estimated that: One out of every five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness at some point in their lives Nearly 10 million adults live with a serious mental illness One-half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by the … More >>

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Cadillac Tax repealed by Congress; approved by President Trump

Cadillac Tax Repealed, PCORI Extended Under New Spending Bill

In a new spending bill approved last week, the controversial Cadillac Tax has been permanently repealed. On December 17, 2019, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that approved federal funding for 2020, repealed the Cadillac Tax, and extended PCORI, among other things. The Senate approved two days later, and then on Friday, December … More >>

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TPA Growth is Linked to Addressing Gaps in Benefits Education – New DataPath Whitepaper

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (December 12, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced today the release of a whitepaper titled, “Addressing Education Gaps is Key to TPA Growth.” In the whitepaper, DataPath summarizes findings from a survey they conducted in August 2019 that focuses on employees and their … More >>

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Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP): Is it Right For You?

As working parents know: childcare is expensive! Whether the kids are in daycare, before or after school care, day camps, or other care, it can put a big dent in your wallet. Costs can range from $199 – $596 per week, depending on who cares for your child. While most people think about getting healthcare … More >>

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2020 FSA Contribution Limits Raised to $2,750

The IRS announced on November 6, 2019, contribution limits for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and other tax-advantaged benefits will go up next year. Learn more about 2020 FSA contribution limits below. 2020 FSA Contribution Limits According to the IRS, the 2020 FSA contribution limits have been increased by $50. Next year, those who participate in … More >>

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Commuter Benefits

Commuter Benefits – Tax Savings, Expenses, Advantages, and More

For most people, the transportation costs associated with getting to and from work aren’t in the same ballpark as healthcare costs. Yet, fuel costs, vehicle maintenance, parking fees, transit fares, and other associated expenditures can still add up to a sizeable expense for many. To ease this financial burden for America’s workers, the IRS created … More >>

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8 Questions To Ask Your Employees When Building Benefits Plans

An employee benefits package is a vital tool for companies to attract and retain talented employees. It can also improve workforce health and engagement. But with four generations of people in today’s labor force, putting together a well-crafted plan that meets the needs of all employees can be a challenge. Baby Boomers nearing retirement have … More >>

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DataPath Article on Transparency in Healthcare Featured on FierceHealthcare

Industry Voices – Trump’s ‘shoppable’ prices order could bring significant overhaul Oct 11, 2019 By Thomas O’Banion Originally Posted on FierceHealthcare 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, comparison shopping has historically been … More >>

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Benefits Education: Reaching Employees in the Right Channels

Benefits education is a common concern in the workplace. Companies put together a great benefits plan only to find that their employees are not participating. The fact is, great benefits alone are not enough to make people want to use them. Employees need to be educated on what’s in the plan and how to use … More >>

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Benefit Strategies for Generation Z

Benefits Strategies for Gen Z in the Workplace

Creating successful engagement and benefits strategies for Gen Z. This is the last part of our series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the American labor force: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Generation Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Gen Z, including benefit … More >>

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Benefits Strategies for Millennials in the Workplace

Building effective engagement and benefits strategies for Millennials (Gen Y). This is the third part of our series on effective benefits strategies for a multi-generational workplace. There are four distinct generations in the U.S. labor force, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Millennials, including benefits preferences and engagement … More >>

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