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The HSA / HRA / FSA Administration & Finance community showcases the latest news and innovative trends employers use and the best technology platforms available for administering and financing personal-care accounts (FSA/HSA/HRA). The community features articles, press releases, white papers, case studies, blogs, videos and podcasts.

Articles

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Last-Minute Ways to Maximize Flexible Spending Accounts

But even though employers have offered FSAs as part of their benefit plans since the 1970s, plan design options have recently changed. In 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS made some changes to FSAs that make the plans a bit more flexible.

Health Savings Accounts: Spender vs. Saver

With health savings account assets growing rapidly to almost $23 billion among 12 million accounts, HSAs have been increasingly in the spotlight lately. With their new-found fame, many have wondered how to classify HSAs: are they a spending account or a savings account?

The Cadillac Tax and Employer HSA Programs

Now that some of the bigger issues related to health care reform have simmered down, attention is turning to provisions of the ACA that go into effect in 2018. Specifically, Wells Fargo clients have begun asking about the impact to their health savings account programs of an excise tax on

Making Health Care Payments Easier in a Complex Ecosystem

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created many changes and opportunities within the health care system, including payment processing. Payments come from many different entities, including employers, individuals, health plans and the government, and the types of payments are varied, as well, covering premium payments, subsidies, wellness dollars, patient responsibility amounts,

Blog Posts

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This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: The Private Exchange Effect

07/22/2014 - Private exchanges are coming, but how will the transition affect the various stakeholders in employee...

 

Get to Know the Types of Private Exchange Models

07/22/2014 - When it comes to making an important decision, a significant investment or even beginning a...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Health Advocacy, Onsite Clinics and Wellness

07/16/2014 - On this week's program, your hosts Brent Macy and Doug Field will be exploring issues...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Choosing the Right Health Plan, Health Account Administration and Private Exchanges

07/09/2014 - We hope all of our listeners and supporters had a fun and safe July 4...

 

Press Releases

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Evolution1 – a WEX Company Selected by CBIZ as Preferred Partner

Evolution1 – a WEX Company, a leading provider of cloud-based, consumer-directed health care and defined contribution payments and technology solutions, continues to strengthen its partner base with the addition of marquee partners such as CBIZ, Inc.

Alegeus Technologies Research Reveals Consumers Want to Choose Their Own HSA Financial Institution

Innovative multi-bank HSA platform from Alegeus boasts the industry’s most flexible HSA banking network, giving consumers ultimate flexibility to choose the HSA custodian that is right for them

Aetna Invites Health Care Providers to Join Innovative Patient Payment Solution

Innovative payment program now being piloted in select markets

White Papers

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When Taking into Consideration Premiums and Out-of-Pocket Expenses, CDHPs Can Save Employees Money

In a white paper released by Change Healthcare, 91 percent of employees with families and 65 percent of employees overall would have spent less under a CDHP than a PPO. Families averaged $140 per month in savings.

What Employers Want From Health Insurers--Now

In 2008, PriceWaterhouseCoopers' research team surveyed senior executives at more than 100 large US-based multinational companies and more than 250 privately held small companies. The large companies each have an average of 8,000 employees and revenue of about $3 billion. The small employers each have

Renewed Interest in Tax Exempt Benefit Trusts

Recent changes in financial accounting reporting obligations have caused many employers, both public and private, to re-examine the overall economics of pre-funding retiree medical benefits.

IHC Radio

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HealthCare Consumerism Radio Debut

Podcast: Healthcare Consumerism Debut Show ... Listen

 

Implementation of a Successful Workplace Wellness Program

Podcast 7/27/12: Implementation of a Successful Workplace Wellness Program ... Listen

 

Exploring the Changing World of Pharmacy Benefit Management

Podcast 6/15/2012: Exploring the Changing World of Pharmacy Benefit Management ... Listen

 
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