What is a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan?

Section 125 Cafeteria Plan

A Section 125 Cafeteria Plan is an employer-sponsored benefits plan that lets employees pay for certain qualified medical expenses – such as health insurance premiums – on a pre-tax basis. It’s called a “cafeteria plan” because, like walking through a cafeteria and selecting various dishes to eat, employees can choose the types of healthcare options … More >>

White Paper: How TPAs Can Boost Profits and Balance Their Workload Through Platform Efficiency

White Paper Platform Efficiency

As new technologies emerge, TPAs who offer both CDH account and COBRA administration should continually evaluate their day-to-day business operations to reduce costs through greater efficiency. Improvements in technology give rise to numerous opportunities for cost reduction, but they also introduce important questions that must be addressed. For example, is relying on two or more … More >>

Treating Mental Health with a CDH Account

Treating mental health with a CDH account; woman smiling

Mental health currently represents one of the biggest healthcare challenges in the United States. 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 … More >>

8 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Employees in Health Benefits

Are you an employer or HR? Chances are you have Millennial employees on your staff. The following infographic provides you with valuable information about this demographic, and how you can engage your Millennial employees in health benefits. (Click to enlarge) 8 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Employees in Health Benefits Millennials in the Workplace: 52 … More >>

Press Release – DataPath Launches Summit HSA

Summit HSA

DataPath Announces Addition of HSA Administration and Investments in Cloud-Based Summit Platform DataPath’s fully-unified Summit platform becomes the industry’s only cloud-based solution to feature FSA, HRA, HSA and COBRA administration capabilities LITTLE ROCK (March 12, 2018) ‒ DataPath, Inc., a leading innovator of employer-sponsored benefits administration solutions, announced today its new Health Savings Account (HSA) … More >>

Cadillac Tax in Limbo Until 2022

Cadillac tax

The formal launch of the “Cadillac tax”, officially known as the Affordable Care Act’s high-cost plan tax (HCPT), has once again been pushed back; this time from 2020 to 2022.  In January 2018, Congress voted to delay implementation of the tax as part of a measure to restore funding and end a partial government shutdown. … More >>

FSA Shopping Online Offers Savings and Convenience

FSA Shopping

For the most part, the internet has been a blessing for online shoppers due to convenience and lower costs on many items. From clothing to groceries to furniture, many retailers offer their products through an online store. For healthcare shoppers, what they may not know is that many FSA-eligible products and supplies may be bought … More >>

Press Release: DataPath White Paper Examines Benefits Administration Solutions for TPAs

How to Revolutionize CDH Account and COBRA administration with New, Seamless Technology for TPAs

New white paper analyzes the current state of software technologies and the impact on CDH account and COBRA administration LITTLE ROCK, AR (December 6, 2017) – A new white paper released today by DataPath, entitled “How to Revolutionize CDH Account and COBRA Administration with New, Seamless Technology for TPAs,” evaluates the evolution of computer technology … More >>

White Paper: How To Revolutionize CDH Account and COBRA Administration with New, Seamless Technology for TPAs

White paper - How To Revolutionize CDH Account and COBRA Administration with New, Seamless Technology for TPAs

Computer technology is continually evolving. The benefits administration platforms of years past are ill-equipped to meet the demands of 21st century users, and benefits administrators are looking for increased efficiency, better data integrity, and greater value from software vendors.

High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) Increase Wellness Program Participation

HDHP and Wellness Program Participation

For TPAs who offer HSA administration services, understanding HDHP enrollment and wellness program participation can be key when talking to clients and prospects. This article outlines the link between HDHP insurance and wellness programs.  How High Deductible Health Plans Increase Wellness Program Participation The cost of healthcare premiums continues to go up for both employers … More >>

DataPath Announces the Release of COBRA in Cloud-Based Summit Platform

Summit COBRA Press Release

DataPath, Inc., a leading innovator in the consumer-directed healthcare industry, announced today new COBRA billing functionality in Summit, the company’s cloud-based benefits administration platform. With Summit COBRA, benefits administrators will be able to perform both CDH and COBRA account administration within the industry’s only fully-unified cloud system.

2018 FSA Contribution Limits and Other Benefit Increases Published by IRS

2018 FSA contribution limits

On Friday, October 20, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released updated rules for 2018 contribution limits for health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Transportation benefits, and Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSEHRAs). These amounts go into effect on January 1, 2018. The 2018 FSA contribution limits, and other benefit account increases are as follows: 2018 … More >>

6 Ideas for End-of-Year FSA Spending

End-of-year FSA spending

The clock is ticking on 2017! Have you spent all of your pre-tax FSA dollars? If you still have a balance, here are six suggestions for end-of-year FSA spending. If you participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you might be wondering how you’re going to spend those pre-tax dollars. With three months remaining in … More >>