Face Masks and Related PPE Now Qualify for FSA, HRA, HSA Reimbursement

In response to the Delta variant, face masks are once again at the forefront of efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19. When used for this purpose, they are considered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which became a qualified medical expense under Section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code in March, 2021. On March 26, the … More >>

HSA Benefits: Portability, Health Coverage Changes, Deferred Reimbursements, and More!

Health Savings Account (HSA) owners – there may be some upsides to your tax-advantaged healthcare benefit account you aren’t aware of. Most people have heard of the triple tax savings: tax-free contributions, tax-free earnings, and tax-free withdrawals for qualified healthcare expenses. Though HSAs are designed primarily to reduce healthcare costs, the accounts have ‘hidden gem’ … More >>

2022 HSA Contribution Limits and More

The IRS has announced the 2022 HSA contribution limits, HDHP minimum deductibles, and maximum out-of-pocket expense limits. Also included in the agency’s announcement are the 2022 limits for Excepted Benefit HRAs. Learn more below. 2022 HSA Contribution Limits Health Savings Account (HSA) owners will see an increase in how much they can contribute to their … More >>

COVID-19 PPE Approved for FSA, HRA, HSA Reimbursement

The fight against COVID-19 has expanded to the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) items with employer-sponsored benefit accounts. On Friday, March 26, the IRS released Announcement 2021-7, which approves PPE purchased for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 as medical expenses under section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. The regulation allows … More >>

Excess HSA Contributions

Healthcare can be very expensive, but with a tax-advantaged tool like the Health Savings Account (HSA), it can help lower costs. A high deductible healthcare plan (HDHP) – a requirement to open and contribute to an HSA – allows healthcare consumers to save on premiums and set aside tax-free money for out-of-pocket medical expenses. But, … More >>

FSA and HSA: Can You Have Them at the Same Time?

During open enrollment, a question people commonly ask is, “Can I have an FSA and HSA at the same time?” Both accounts are popular because they help people save on healthcare expenses and increase their tax savings. Let’s take a look at both accounts and see if you can have an FSA and an HSA … More >>

HSAs and the 2020 Tax Deadline

In March, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) moved the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15. With just a few weeks until the deadline comes, here is a refresher on the tax deadline and your Health Savings Account (HSA), including tax forms and contributions for 2019. Gather All Medical and Healthcare Receipts It’s always … More >>

2021 HSA Contribution Limits, HDHP Minimum Deductibles and Out of Pocket Max

On Wednesday, May 20, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the new rates for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2021. There is an increase for 2021 HSA contribution limits as well as out-of-pocket maximum limits for high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Learn more below. 2021 HSA Contribution Limits For 2021, the IRS has adjusted HSA contribution limits … More >>

FAQs: Employer Benefits, COVID-19 Testing, and More

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress and the IRS have recently acted to provide relief to American worker and companies. With the passage of the CARES Act, updates to HDHPs, HSAs and other measures, there are a lot of questions about these changes. See below for answers to COVID-19 testing and other questions about … More >>