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How HRAs Offset Premiums & Deductibles For Group Plans

A health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) can offset premiums and deductibles in a group health insurance plan. These savings are realized when a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) is combined with a Deductible-Gap HRA. Employers can benefit by saving money and reducing overhead with a high deductible, while the effect on employees

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What All Can You Use An HSA For?

Health savings accounts (HSAs) have become extremely popular in the past decade. According to key findings of a Devenir Research study, HSA accounts exceeded 25 million in a recent year, holding $53.8 billion in assets. HSAs are popular with employees enrolled in Qualified High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) because they

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What Happens If I Stop Adding To My 401(k)?

If you have a 401(k) account through your employer, it is never a good idea to stop contributing to it, even temporarily, if you can possibly avoid it. If you are experiencing a financial crisis of some sort, the solution is not to stop adding to your 401(k). The following

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What Does Being “Vested” In Your 401(k) Mean?

As defined by the IRS, vesting in a retirement plan means ownership. Each employee vests a certain percentage of their account in the 401(k) plan every year. An employee who becomes 100% vested in his or her 401(k) account balance owns 100% of the balance. When this occurs, the employer

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How Much Should I Put In My HSA?

If you have opted for a health savings account (HSA), the next question is how much to put into it. To qualify for an HSA, you must have chosen a high-deductible health insurance plan. Having a health savings account can help you cover your deductible and other out-of-pocket healthcare expenses,

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What Benefits Should I Offer To Retain Top Talent?

As most HR professionals know, it is a job seeker’s market today. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports an unemployment rate of only 3.7 percent as of July 2019. Savvy employers know that to attract and retain top talent, they need to offer an enticing group benefits package,

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Am I Too Old To Start A 401(k)?

There is no maximum age for participation in a 401(k) plan. As long as you are still working, you are never too old to contribute. If your employer offers group benefits that include a 401(k), you have an excellent way to save for retirement. No matter your age, if you

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