What is PCORI and What Does It Do?

What is PCORI? Learn more about the research institute that seeks to improve patient outcomes. Two of the biggest drivers of escalating healthcare costs are the lack of knowledge about the cost of medical services and the low levels of engagement from patients in their healthcare decisions. Thanks to healthcare consumerism, this is starting to … More >>

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HRA Plans, qualified expenses and taxes

HRA Plans: Account Types, Qualified Expenses, Taxes, and More

Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are employer-sponsored benefit plans that allow employees to withdraw tax-free money to pay for qualified medical expenses. Unlike other types of employer-sponsored healthcare benefits, the employer owns the HRA and completely funds it; employees do not make contributions. If your employer offers an HRA, here are some important things to know about the accounts.

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2019 MarCom Award

2019 MarCom Awards: DataPath Wins Gold for Captain Contributor HRA Video

DataPath employee engagement program earns gold award for HRA video LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (November 7, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading technology solutions provider in the employer-sponsored benefits industry, announced today that its employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain Contributor, has received a 2019 Marcom Gold Award. The technology firm was cited … 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 challenging. Baby Boomers nearing retirement have very … More >>

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Benefits Strategies for Generation X in the Workplace

Building and communicating effective benefits strategies for Generation X. This is the second part of our series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the U.S. labor force, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. This blog focuses on Generation X, benefits, and engagement strategies. What do you … More >>

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Whitepaper: Why Employers Should Consider Outsourcing Benefits Administration

Healthcare benefits are complicated. Federal regulations are under constant scrutiny and frequently undergo revisions. Plan setup, account management, and compliance are just a few of the time-consuming demands that come with the job of benefits administration. While employers may think they should handle these detail-oriented duties with an in-house staff, outsourcing benefits administration to an … More >>

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Nondiscrimination Testing: Why It’s Important for Employer Benefits

Health benefits are an effective tool for attracting and keeping talented employees, especially those in the upper ranks of a company. Health benefits are also a highly regulated industry, so it’s no surprise that the IRS wants to ensure that companies do not favor one group of employees over another. In particular, the IRS wants … More >>

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Whitepaper: How TPAs Can Capitalize on the HRA Market with a Flexible Solution

HRAs are a flexible tax-advantaged vehicle to help employers save money while delivering a strong benefits package for their workforce. The challenge for third party administrators is finding a benefits administration solution that enables them to attract and retain clients, deliver superior service, and create flexible and complex HRA plans without overbearing constraints from their solutions provider.

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IRS to expand HRA types to include ICHRA for employee health insurance

IRS and Other Agencies to Create New HRA Types

The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) issued a final rule to create two new types of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The newly created Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA) and the Excepted Benefit HRA will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

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DataPath Whitepaper Addresses TPA Concerns about Complex HRAs and Solution Capabilities

TPAs Need More Flexible Solutions for Complex HRAs LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 14, 2019) – Third party benefits administrators (TPAs) who offer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to their clients often find themselves frustrated by their system’s limited capabilities for complex HRAs. A new whitepaper from DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of cloud-based benefits administration solutions, … More >>

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People Like Cartoons! DataPath’s Captain Contributor Featured on ThinkAdvisor

DataPath has recruited ‘Captain Contributor’ to help it explain all of those complicated accounts, and rules. By Allison Bell at ThinkAdvisor U.S. employee benefits rules have turned into such a maze that the complexity is hurting use of flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs) and other personal benefits account programs. Employees, meanwhile, are … More >>

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DataPath’s Employee Engagement Program Highlighted in Employee Benefit Adviser

Captain Contributor Avenges Workers Wronged by Poor Benefits Planning By Caroline Hroncich at Employee Benefit Adviser When disasters come knocking, Superman or Batman can help save the day. But when benefits problems are on the horizon, Captain Contributor is the superhero employees might want to turn to. A former tax accountant turned superhero (his origin … More >>

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