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It’s November… Have You Started Using Your FSA Yet?

Just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses. Thanksgiving is around the corner, so if you haven’t been using your FSA to help pay for your healthcare expenses so far this year, now is the time . . . → Read More: It’s November… Have You Started Using Your FSA Yet?

It’s September… Have You Started Using Your FSA Yet?

Just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses. We’re more than halfway through the calendar year, so if you haven’t been using your FSA to help pay for your healthcare expenses so far this year, now . . . → Read More: It’s September… Have You Started Using Your FSA Yet?

Will You Be Starting an HSA This Year?

After our Monday post on high-deductible health insurance, we knew we would be remiss if we didn’t share some more information on the new move towards high-deductible health insurance:

The acronym HSA, which stands for health savings account, is not as strange as it once was; the same goes for high-deductible health plans, or HDHP.

. . . → Read More: Will You Be Starting an HSA This Year?

Learning About High-Deductible Health Insurance the Hard Way

If you’ve been thinking about moving to a high-deductible health insurance plan to save some money on your health insurance premiums, but can’t quite pull the trigger, we found this interesting report on high-deductible health insurance by PBS:

Watch High-Deductible . . . → Read More: Learning About High-Deductible Health Insurance the Hard Way

HSAs and Tax Season: Qualified Medical Expenses for 2012

We’re fully into the swing of tax season, so we’ll be getting into the nitty gritty now.  If you haven’t getting yourself together for April 17th tax deadline… well, needless to say it’s time to get on it. And if you have gotten on it, you’ve probably started pulling together your medical receipts for the . . . → Read More: HSAs and Tax Season: Qualified Medical Expenses for 2012

It’s Almost the New Year… Have You Used All Your FSA Money Yet?

Can you believe it’s almost the new year already?  This is just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses.  We have only a couple of days left in the year, so if you haven’t been using . . . → Read More: It’s Almost the New Year… Have You Used All Your FSA Money Yet?

Only Two Weeks Left In the Year! Have You Used Your FSA Money Yet?

Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year already?  This is just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses.  We have only a couple of weeks left in the year, so if you haven’t . . . → Read More: Only Two Weeks Left In the Year! Have You Used Your FSA Money Yet?

It’s December … Have You Started Using Your FSA Money Yet?

Can you believe it’s December already?  Just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses. We have only one month left in the year, so if you haven’t been using your FSA to help pay for your . . . → Read More: It’s December … Have You Started Using Your FSA Money Yet?

HSAs and FSAs: The Tax-Free Way to Pay for Your Healthcare

This time of year, we get an awful lot of questions about health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs).  We know we can save money with HSAs and FSAs, and we know that the money can be tax-free, but no one’s really quite sure what they are, how they work and how they’re . . . → Read More: HSAs and FSAs: The Tax-Free Way to Pay for Your Healthcare

Are You Eligible for Medicare? Don’t Forget About Your HSA!

For many older Americans, finally becoming eligible for Medicare has become a life-changing event, a guarantee of health insurance for the rest of your life. If, like many older Americans, you have been laid off and have been having a hard time finding affordable health insurance, it’s may be time to throw a party!

However, . . . → Read More: Are You Eligible for Medicare? Don’t Forget About Your HSA!