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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?

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 New Year’s Eve… Have You Used All of 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.  With only one day left in the year,  if you haven’t been using your FSA to help . . . → Read More: It’s New Year’s Eve… Have You Used All of 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

Open Enrollment Follow-Up: Have You Started an HSA To Go With Your High-Deductible Health Insurance?

It’s open enrollment season, which means our mail bag is as full as Santa’s in November! And today, we’ll be going through some recent questions about what health savings accounts are and how to use them in conjunction with a high-deductible health insurance plan, so we wanted to have a follow-up blog on health savings . . . → Read More: Open Enrollment Follow-Up: Have You Started an HSA To Go With Your High-Deductible Health Insurance?

Cost of Health Insurance Benefits Up 9%, Employees Turn to High-Deductible Plans

If you’ve already started going through your annual open enrollment packages, this news is going to be no surprise, but our friends over at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust have found that the cost of employer health insurance benefits is up 9% over last year alone. In real dollar terms, . . . → Read More: Cost of Health Insurance Benefits Up 9%, Employees Turn to High-Deductible Plans