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How COVID-19 Should Change Your Benefits Communication Strategy

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Employers may be looking for new ways to engage their employees in safe and effective ways. American Fidelity shifted all enrollments to a guided virtual experience beginning in March, and we’ve observed which strategies are the most effective for a successful benefits enrollment.

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Reimbursement Accounts

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Reimbursement Accounts

You have extra money in your Flexible Spending Account. Now what?

If you’ve experienced a decrease in FSA expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering what will happen to your funds.

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Coronavirus and Security

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COVID-19: Verifying Your U.S. Treasury Check

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Compliance Updates

IRS Announces 2021 HSA Limits, HDHP Guidelines

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Compliance Updates

IRS Okays Mid-Year Changes to Health, FSA and Dependent Care Elections

To assist with the nation’s response to COVID-19, the IRS announced increased flexibility during calendar year 2020 for mid-year election changes.

Reimbursement Accounts

How HSAs Offer Financial Benefits to Millennials

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Compliance Updates

Highlights of Recent Regulatory Changes

The federal government released several rounds of new guidance relevant to employers’ efforts to maintain compliance with leave laws.

Reimbursement Accounts

Why is Substantiation Required for Certain Debit Card Expenses?

The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) allows participants to reduce their taxable income by participating in a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA).

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