FSA and HSA: Can You Have Them at the Same Time?

During open enrollment, a question people commonly ask is, “Can I have an FSA and HSA at the same time?” Both accounts are popular because they help people save on healthcare expenses and increase their tax savings. Let’s take a look at both accounts and see if you can have an FSA and an HSA … Read more

HSAs and the 2020 Tax Deadline

In March, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) moved the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15. With just a few weeks until the deadline comes, here is a refresher on the tax deadline and your Health Savings Account (HSA), including tax forms and contributions for 2019. Gather All Medical and Healthcare Receipts It’s always … Read more

2021 HSA Contribution Limits, HDHP Minimum Deductibles and Out of Pocket Max

On Wednesday, May 20, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the new rates for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2021. There is an increase for 2021 HSA contribution limits as well as out-of-pocket maximum limits for high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Learn more below. 2021 HSA Contribution Limits For 2021, the IRS has adjusted HSA contribution limits … Read more

FAQs: Employer Benefits, COVID-19 Testing, and More

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress and the IRS have recently acted to provide relief to American worker and companies. With the passage of the CARES Act, updates to HDHPs, HSAs and other measures, there are a lot of questions about these changes. See below for answers to COVID-19 testing and other questions about … Read more

IRS Extends 2020 Tax Deadline and HSA Contribution Period

Due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Congress, the IRS, and other federal agencies have taken significant actions to provide relief for workers and their families. Learn more below about extensions to the tax filing deadline and HSA contribution period, and information about getting treated for coronavirus under a high deductible health plan.   2020 … Read more

LPFSA – Tips for the Bonus Benefits Account

When you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), you’re also eligible to sign up for a Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA). Having both benefit accounts can save you even more on taxes and cover those necessary healthcare related expenses. A question for many people is “how do you maximize both accounts?” Here are some … Read more

Employer Benefit Updates: Cadillac Tax Repeal and PCORI Extension

Congress Repeals Cadillac Tax and Extends PCORI

In December 2019, funding legislation was approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. In addition to approving federal spending for 2020, the bill also repealed the Cadillac Tax and extended PCORI – which are important for employers. Learn more below about these new details regarding healthcare benefits. Cadillac Tax Repeal Officially known as the … Read more

How Much Should I Contribute To My HSA?

A Health Savings Account, or HSA, is a tax-advantaged tool for healthcare consumers enrolled in a high deductible health plan (HDHP). An HSA is designed to help account owners save money (via tax-free contributions) to pay for qualified out-of-pocket medical and healthcare expenses (tax-free withdrawals). It can also be used as a supplementary retirement account. … Read more

HRA vs HSA – What’s the Difference?

Do you know the difference between a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and a Health Savings Account (HSA)? While they sound similar, they are actually quite different. Let’s cover the similarities first. As part of consumer directed healthcare, the purpose of both an HRA and an HSA is to make healthcare more affordable for workers and … Read more

Benefits Debit Cards: Practical, Secure, Convenient

Today’s reality highlights the need for benefits debit cards. In a highly mobile, tech-driven society, card payments are the norm rather than the exception. Nearly everywhere, people can use their credit or debit cards as payment: at their doctor’s office, pharmacy, grocery store, retail shops, taxicabs, subway stations, and more. The speed, convenience and security … Read more