Employee Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts

Changing Your FSA Election During the Coronavirus Crisis

Some FSA participants may be allowed to change their FSA election(s) during the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, there have been many changes happening in the benefits industry to help provide relief for Americans impacted by COVID-19. Under IRS Notice 2020-29, employers can allow for mid-year changes to 2020 Health FSAs and Dependent Care FSAs. If your… Continue reading Changing Your FSA Election During the Coronavirus Crisis

Employee Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, P&A Group

P&A Group’s SmartFlex Program: How to Increase FSA Participation

P&A Group's SmartFlex e-mail program keep your workforce connected during Open Enrollment. Many employers and employees have quickly adapted to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.  As the country continues to rebuild and operate in a COVID-19 era, many employees are still working remotely. With more employees home, communicating with your workforce is more… Continue reading P&A Group’s SmartFlex Program: How to Increase FSA Participation

Employee Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Care Reform, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, P&A Group

2020 CARES Act: Employee Benefits Update

President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act or CARES Act on Friday, March 27. This bill is intended to help Americans by providing some financial relief as we continue to face the coronavirus pandemic. We are especially happy to see these legislative changes provide greater flexibility for account holders.   Employees enrolled… Continue reading 2020 CARES Act: Employee Benefits Update

Employee Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Coronavirus Testing & Treatment Identified as Preventative Care for HDHPs

Coronavirus testing is considered a preventive service for individuals under high deductible health plans (HDHP)s. On March 11, 2020, the IRS released guidance concerning the widespread COVID-19 coronavirus as it relates to the testing and treatment of individuals enrolled in a high deductible health plan (HDHP). The decision came swiftly due to the public health… Continue reading Coronavirus Testing & Treatment Identified as Preventative Care for HDHPs

Employee Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Pre-Tax Commuter Plans

Benefits Card: Five Things to Know Before You Swipe

Card terminal at a local physician's office where patients can use their Benefits Card for expenses. When your employer partners with P&A Group, your benefit plan will more than likely come with a P&A Group Benefits Card.  Your benefit plan may also cover your dependents' expenses – and they can have their own Benefits Card,… Continue reading Benefits Card: Five Things to Know Before You Swipe

Employee Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts

FSA Grace Period & Other Rules to Know

FSA participant reviews her company's FSA plan rules online to see if her plan offers the FSA grace period. Whether Open Enrollment is already over or you’re in the middle of your plan year, it’s helpful to know if your FSA plan offers special provisions like an FSA grace period.  Understanding how your plan works… Continue reading FSA Grace Period & Other Rules to Know

Employee Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Pre-Tax Commuter Plans, Retirement Plan Services

IRS 2020 Contributions Limits: What’s Changing

The IRS 2020 contribution limits were released on November 6, 2019. Here's what's changing for certain employee benefit plans beginning January 1, 2020. 2020 Contribution Limits for FSAs Health FSA  For 2020, the Health Flexible Spending Account annual maximum contribution will increase by $50 to $2,750 per plan year.  Adoption Assistance FSA The maximum amount… Continue reading IRS 2020 Contributions Limits: What’s Changing