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

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

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Customer Stories

The Key to Managing Costs is Education

When looking at his district’s healthcare costs, Business Administrator Zane Woolstenhulme knew there was a way to improve the overall program.

Benefits Strategy

Increase Productivity by Focusing on Mental Health

Most employer benefits focus on physical health, but mental health is just as impactful for employees.

Benefits Strategy

Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Deciding Where You Want the Tax Benefit

When it comes to retirement planning, there are multiple ways for education professionals to save.

Reimbursement Accounts

Top 5 Reimbursement Claim Denial Reasons

Often, simple oversights or misunderstandings can result in claim denials for your Flexible Spending Account.

Reimbursement Accounts

What can employers do with unused FSA funds?

HCFSAs can be a great way to help employees pay for covered medical expenses. But what happens if they don’t use all their funds by the plan year end?

Reimbursement Accounts

FSA Mistakes to Avoid: Spouse & Dependent Rules

There are specific rules for annual contribution limits and the use of Healthcare FSAs or Dependent Care Accounts funds (DCAs).

Supplemental Benefits

Are you banking on sick days to protect you financially?

Do you have enough sick leave to cover a short- or long-term disability?

Benefits Strategy

Start Your Year Strong: Benefits Checklist for 2020

As we set our sights towards the new year and new decade, now is a great time to look at your benefits and plan for 2020.

Supplemental Benefits

Is disability insurance part of your family's financial plan?

With only 40% of employers in the United States offering paid parental leave, many women sign up for disability policies to help them financially.

Reimbursement Accounts

End of Year Tips for Reimbursement Accounts

The end of a calendar year can be a busy season. As you prepare for the new year, check out these tips for managing your reimbursement account.

Customer Stories

Freda’s Story: An Unexpected Path

When Freda purchased AF™ Disability Income Insurance from American Fidelity, it was purely precautionary.

Benefits Strategy

Has your 403(b) plan document been approved by the IRS?

As an employer, you may be aware that IRS requires tax-qualified retirement plans be documented in a detailed written plan document.

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Compliance Updates

Over-the-Counter Items & Menstrual Products Now Eligible for Reimbursement

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HSA Mistakes to Avoid: Spouse Rules

HSA rules for married spouses can be confusing, especially if spouses have more than one reimbursement account, or if they work for the same employer.

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HSA Mistakes to Avoid: Dependent Rules

There are some eligibility rules to consider if your employees wish to use their HSA funds for their tax dependents' medical expenses.

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These Common Conditions Lead to Disability More Often than Accidents

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