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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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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.

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

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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Acclaris Simplifies Health Care Reimbursement

Adds easy way to store and prganize expense receipts and introduces text notifications for health care reimbursement alerts

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

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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Helping Consumers Cope with the New World of Health Care

Podcast 2/10/2012: Helping Consumers Cope with the New World of Health Care ... Listen

 

IHC FORUM East Refresher: Latest Trends in HealthCare Consumerism

Podcast 5/25/2012: IHC FORUM East Refresher: Latest Trends in HealthCare Consumerism ... Listen

 

HealthCare Consumerism Radio Discusses Supplemental Health Benefits

Podcast 2/24/2012: HealthCare Consumerism Radio discusses supplemental health benefits ... Listen

 
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