FSA Reimbursement: 9 Qualified Expenses You May Not Know About

FSA Expenses

If you participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), there may be some qualified FSA expenses you didn’t know about. Healthcare FSAs allow you to use pre-tax money to pay for a wide variety of medical, dental and health-related products and services, including many over-the-counter items. Most people are familiar with common medical expenses, such as … More >>

AHCA: HSAs, FSAs, Cadillac Tax and More

AHCA Overview

On Monday, March 6, House Republicans published the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a proposal to repeal and replace multiple provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among the parts that remain the same are that people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage and dependents under age 26 can stay on their parents’ healthcare … More >>

Eye Care and Your Employer-Sponsored Benefit Account

Eye Care

Eye care is an important part of your overall wellness. Comprehensive eye care includes exams, vision correction procedures, corrective eye wear and more. Thanks to vision insurance and employer-sponsored benefit accounts, receiving eye care has become more affordable and accessible for many people. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 67 percent of Americans with private … More >>

Testimonial: A Focus on Quality and Client Care Forges a Strong Partnership

Direct Pay Provider Network

Summary Diversified Administration, Inc., a third party administration firm, seeks to deliver top quality to its clients. They focus 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 >>

FSA vs HRA vs HSA – What are the Differences?

FSA vs HRA vs HSA

‘What are the differences between an FSA vs HRA vs HSA?’ is a common question for many people. Here’s a quick overview of the different accounts, how they’re similar and how they standalone. At the bottom of the post is an infographic with a visual representation of the comparisons. When it comes to consumer driven … More >>

What’s the Right Amount for My Flexible Spending Account?

How much is right for my Flexible Spending Account?

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, about one in five Americans use this tax-reduction tool to save on a wide variety of medical … More >>

9 Ways to Spend Your FSA Funds Before Year End

Calendar

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 2015 survey by … More >>

FSA Contribution Limit 2017, IRS Inflation Adjustments Affect FSAs

FSA, HRA, HSA, COBRA, Insurance Payments, QSEHRA guidance

Newly released IRS inflation adjustments increase the FSA contribution limit in 2017. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its inflation adjustments for 2017, which affect more than 50 tax provisions, including several consumer directed healthcare (CDH) and employer-sponsored benefit accounts. Those who participate in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Transit accounts will see some changes. … More >>

CDH Accounts Can Help Take the Scare Out of Halloween Injuries

Halloween

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 >>

FSA Funds Can Help Account Holders Get Ready for Back to School

Back to School

Believe it or not, August is here! For many Flexible Spending Account (FSA) holders, there are only five months left before the end of their plan year and the FSA “use or lose it” policy has people thinking about how to make the most of their tax-free contributions. The great news is that back-to-school shopping … More >>

Limited Purpose FSAs

Limited Purpose FSAs

As part of the employer benefits landscape, many people have heard of the big three in consumer directed healthcare: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). But have you heard of Limited Purpose FSAs? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers to help you get … More >>

HSA vs FSA – Breaking Down the Differences

FSA, HRA, HSA, COBRA, Insurance Payments

The alphabet soup of consumer directed healthcare (CDH) – FSAs, HRAs, HSAs, MERPs, MSAs – can make it a challenge to keep track of which accounts provide what benefits. Some are strictly employee- or employer-funded, while others may be funded by any party. Some accounts offer rollover; others do not. Knowing the differences is important … More >>