Connections Benefits Blog

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Now Eligible for FSA, HSA, and HRA Reimbursement

On March 26 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released IRS Announcement 2021-7, which states that personal protective equipment such as masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes that are purchased “for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19” (COVID-19 PPE) are qualified medical expenses under Section 213(d) of the Code.

By |2021-03-30T10:28:40-04:00March 30th, 2021|FSAs, HRAs, HSAs, Legislation, News|

Building Harmonious Partnerships with the Help of Health Reimbursement Arrangements

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.

By |2021-03-26T11:09:35-04:00March 26th, 2021|Brokers, Employer Posts, HRAs|

Broker Tech Check Part II: Four Technology Recommendations

If the 2020 benefit year taught us anything, it’s that we can’t have too many virtual tools in our benefit toolbelts. If you had a chance to check out our previous Broker Tech Check blog, we covered compliance technology, virtual enrollment, and online management solutions. In this article, we’ll dive a little deeper to help you continue to refine your technology recommendations in this year and beyond.

By |2021-03-05T09:50:43-05:00March 4th, 2021|Brokers, Technology|
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