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Take note of changes
to tax-free accounts

HSAs, FSAs and HRAs can help employees enjoy tax-free savings for health expenses. Here are a few changes employers will need to pay attention to in the years ahead.

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News & Events

November 17, 2014

Obamacare 2015 sign-up under way with few glitches – Employee Benefit News

On Saturday, the first day of enrollment for 2015 Obamacare plans, the federal insurance website was working well enough that 100,000 people submitted applications, U.S. health secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell reported.

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November 13, 2014

GAO details factors that led to extremely low SHOP enrollment – Employee Benefit News

Limited tax credits, the ability to renew plans that existed previously and employer misconceptions are among multiple reasons why initial enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s Small Business Health Options Program was nearly 1.9 million below expectations, according to a report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office.

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November 13, 2014

'Alarming' gap in consumer knowledge underscores adviser's vital role – Hix Health Insurance Exchange

Open enrollment for many employers is in full-swing and open enrollment for individuals in the Affordable Care Act-created marketplaces kicks off this Saturday, yet many consumers continue to be baffled by the complexity of health insurance. With more and more health care decisions being made by confused consumers, some say the role of the benefit adviser is more imperative than ever; and open enrollment is a crucial time for them to educate their clients about health insurance.

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October 17, 2014

Unable to meet the deductible or the doctor – The New York Times

Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring. But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best.

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