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 purpose … More >>
If you participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), there may be some qualified FSA expenses you didn’t know about. Learn how you can significantly maximize your FSA spending and benefits in order to reduce your healthcare expenses. In response to rapidly accelerating healthcare costs, the IRS introduced FSAs in the 1970s. These employer-sponsored plans allow … More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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, about one in five Americans use this tax-reduction tool to save on a wide variety of medical … More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Flu season is upon us, which means you have two good reasons to visit your doctor or other vaccination provider to get your annual flu shot. One, it just might protect you from a miserable and potentially fatal case of the flu. Two, if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account … More >>
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 >>
The alphabet soup of consumer directed healthcare (CDH) – FSAs, HRAs, HSAs, MERPs, MSAs – can be confusing. 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 – like an HSA vs FSA – is important when it comes time … More >>
Flexible Spending Accounts, known as FSAs, are an important part of consumer directed healthcare. The tax-advantaged accounts allow participants to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses that may not be covered by their health insurance plans. Many companies offer FSAs as part of their employer-sponsored benefits packages.