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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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What You Need to Know About the FSA Grace Period

March 15 marks the flexible spending account (FSA) grace period deadline, which is the last day for those with the grace period to spend remaining funds from 2014 (for plans ending December 31, 2014).

Finding Middle Ground: What’s needed to successfully marry exchanges and HSAs in 2015 and beyond

In some ways, it’s déjà vu. A little over 10 years ago, health savings accounts were the talk of the benefits world. Today, as HSAs have become more mainstream, the chatter has switched to exchanges, with more realizing the two are perfect partners.

HSA Contribution Limits, Plan Requirements Projected to Increase for 2016

Most contribution limits and high deductible health plan requirements for health savings accounts (HSAs) will increase for 2016, says one industry expert.

The Owner's Manual that Didn't Come With Your Health Savings Account

Whether through HealthCare.gov, a private health insurance exchange or during an employer's open enrollment, consumers today are enrolling in health savings accounts (HSAs) at record rates.

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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Industry Survey Respondents Reveal Account-Based Health Plans are “Extremely Important”

New survey by Acclaris highlights primary barriers and opportunities for account-based health plans

ConnectYourCare Launches New Website to Help Simplify Consumer-Directed Benefits

ConnectYourCare, the nation’s leading administrator of health savings accounts, has announced the launch of its newly designed website featuring advanced products and tools designed to make consumer-directed health care (CDHC) benefits easier and more accessible.

SelectAccount Introduces WalletDoc, a Unique Suite of Consumerism Tools

With the shift to consumer-directed health plans, people are looking to make decisions based on the cost of care, best treatment options and peer support. To address the need for comprehensive information in a convenient location, WalletDoc has incorporated a robust platform of consumerism tools

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.

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