2019 FSA contribution limits will increase by $50.00, going from $2,650 to $2,700. The increased contribution limit affects health FSAs and limited purpose FSAs. Health FSAs may be used for a wide range of out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, including co-pays, deductibles, most dental and vision services, prescriptions, and more. Limited Purpose FSAs are coupled with an HSA and may be used for vision and dental expenses only. Dependent Care Assistance Plans will stay at the $5,000 annual limit.
Increasing Enrollment Starts with Employee Engagement October 1, 2018 By Bo Armstrong Originally Posted on BenefitsPRO.com Low employee engagement in benefits programs is a common problem, one that continues to grow as health care benefits become more complicated and costs continue to rise. In fact, many large employers report year-long engagement rates among employees and … More >>
On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1 (formerly known as the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) into law; Congress passed the bill on December 20. The tax reform bill will be in effect from 2018 through 2025, and beyond. This piece of legislation affects many Americans and their benefits, including contributions … More >>
A new white paper released today by DataPath evaluates the evolution of computer technology and examines how current software solutions impact the work of third party administrators (TPAs). DataPath, a platform provider for consumer directed healthcare accounts, COBRA and billing administration, also highlights the importance of an all-inclusive approach to solutions development.
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, 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.
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 >>
Little Rock, Arkansas, October 16, 2017 – DataPath Inc., a leading platform provider for tax-advantaged benefit administration, has announced a partnership with Uber’s rideshare service uberPOOL. Beginning on Monday, October 16, DataPath’s clients can offer transit account holders the ability to use their benefits debit cards to pay for an uberPOOL. “Ridesharing has emerged as … More >>
Imagine a healthcare system where everyone in the U.S. is a knowledgeable, savvy consumer of medical services and plays an active role in purchasing and consuming the services they receive. With the advent of healthcare consumerism – a movement to make the delivery of healthcare services more efficient and cost-effective – it may be here … More >>
View the infographic below to discover the value of consumer directed healthcare accounts. The graphic features an overview of HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs, along with other helpful information. What is a Consumer Directed Healthcare Account? A consumer directed healthcare account is a type of medical savings account that: Helps pay for eligible medical expenses Can … More >>
Employees, employers and TPAs all find value from a strong employer benefits package. Employer-sponsored debit cards can further bolster benefits offerings. In today’s fast-paced world, where time is of the essence, debit cards provide an efficient payment method for consumers everywhere. They eliminate the time and hassle involved in writing checks or stopping at the … More >>
Millennials are younger and healthier in comparison to their Gen X and Baby Boomer peers. Are Millennials and HDHPs with HSAs a good fit for employers and TPAs? A recent study on adults with health insurance shed light on the healthcare spending habits of the up-and-coming Millennial generation. Among the findings are that younger workers … More >>
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) with a vote of 217-213. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval. In its current form, AHCA affects tax-advantaged health care accounts: Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Reimbursement Arrangements. It also has tax implications for employers and people … More >>
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 >>
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