In this article, we explore the 5 Ws—Who, What, When, Where, and Why—of lifestyle benefits to explain how you can use this tool to improve your benefits package and show your investment in your employees as valued individuals in the workplace!
An HSA is a special savings account that lets you pay for medical, dental, and vision expenses or save and invest that money tax-free. It’s like a 401(k) for health care—a tax-advantaged account you can use today or save for later. Here’s what you need to know about Individual Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to decide if it’s right for you!
To cater to every learner, Optum Financial works to create content that serves a range of needs. To start the new year, we reviewed some of the most common learning styles and the benefits education resources we’ve created for each. Use these to brush up on your own knowledge or share with clients and members to give them a better understanding of the benefits available to them.
We're delighted to introduce the ConnectYourCare podcast, Exclamation! of Benefits. On our podcast, host Carla Wardin talks to people making things happen in the health care benefits industry. The guests are experts in their fields, and they make complicated topics like easy to understand by walking you through common questions and giving their educated, fresh insight into industry trends and issues coming up next. Check out our first episodes!
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What do benefits from health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) have to do with celebrating Thanksgiving? We look at an example of some of our favorite holiday traditions to see why you might give thanks for the tax-free benefits these accounts offer when you need them!
With the many changes that happened in 2020, employers’ need for broker assistance with selecting and administering benefit plans has increased–as has the need for technology. We talked with our experts to learn what brokers can do to prepare for 2021 with this broker tech check! Take a look to get ready for next year and check out our latest podcast for more on the topic.
A health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) is a way for employers to reimburse their employees for health expenses. Businesses use HRAs instead of group health insurance or in addition to it, depending on their situation. But with all the acronyms, benefits options, and health care choices available today, what does it all really mean? In this article, learn how HRAs began, how they work, which people they benefit, and what types of HRAs are available. Plus, you can check out the HRA guide we created to help you figure our which HRA is right for you!
How can you encourage employees to open HSA accounts? Using data-backed research, we compiled our top 5 tips to increase HSA enrollment to help save money for you and your employees! Find out how in our latest post.
With companies going fully remote, benefits brokers must rely more heavily on technology to keep up with changes in the industry and manage clients. If you haven’t looked into tools that can improve your virtual strategy, consider a solution like BROKERcommand, an online platform that streamlines client management and benefits administration.