With a health care payment card, users can easily access funds from health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) without having to pay out-of-pocket and seek reimbursement later. It’s similar to a debit card, as it’s a fast and convenient way to pay for medical expenses. Learn how both employees and employers can reap the benefits when these cards are offered.
A healthy partnership is not just between two organizations with similar goals who mutually benefit—but a relationship between employer and employee. When it comes to maintaining this relationship, one of the keys to a harmonious partnership revolves around the benefits the employer provides the employee. This article explores how HRAs can make for a healthier, happier union between employer and employee.
On March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law. As a result, temporary provisions have been announced that apply to COBRA, as well as Dependent Care Assistance Programs (DCAPs)—also known as Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Read on for a brief summary of these provisions.
In this article, we cover what employers and HR reps should consider when determining if a traditional or high deductible health plan (or a combination or both) would be best for their organization.
Due to the pandemic, what seemed to be hard and fast rules turned out to be much more flexible. What hasn’t changed is that everyone still needs secure health care access, and COBRA continuation coverage plays into this fact. These are the top three reasons to pay extra attention to COBRA this year.
How did virtual open enrollment go in 2020? Read our post-evaluation and get tips to improve your online enrollment event for next time. It's likely that having a fully virtual or hybrid event for open enrollment is likely for 2021 as well. Get ahead of the game and start preparing now!
Uncertainty surrounding the ongoing impact of the pandemic is making it tough for anyone to move ahead with confidence, and employers and brokers may still be wondering how to prepare for the rest of 2021. We want to help you prepare for what lies ahead. In this article, we share industry reports that cover anticipated spending and benefits trends for 2021, and provide guidance for employers and brokers that may feel like a ship navigating choppy waters.
To cater to every learner, ConnectYourCare 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!
ConnectYourCare ranked #44 on Baltimore Business Journal’s Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Greater Baltimore in 2020 and was recognized as #43 among the Journal’s Top 100 Private Companies.