Can I have an FSA and HSA? Exploring compatible tax-free account options
Whether you’re single, married, or have a growing family, healthcare may be a large chunk of your budget every year, and it can be particularly costly with a high-deductible health insurance plan. Fortunately, there are a couple of tax-friendly accounts, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) that can make medical expenses more […]Read More
Why The Difference Card Uses a MERP to Build Custom Plan Designs
There are many employer benefit funding options that maintain pre-tax status with the IRS. One common plan is referred to as an HRA, or Health Reimbursement Arrangement. Some employers allow their workers to direct payroll deductions into an FSA to cover certain medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. Others offer to purchase transit passes on […]Read More
September Case Study: Pennsylvania Manufacturer Saves $50,995 on Renewal Using The Difference Card
Using our proprietary MERP (Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan) strategy, the Difference Card helped a Pennsylvania Manufacturer navigate a difficult September renewal. The client was receiving a 19.4% renewal increase from UPMC. This manufacturer’s Health Insurance Broker engaged The Difference Card to help with a solution to reduce this renewal WITHOUT changing the benefits to staff. […]Read More
What Is an HSA & How Does It Work?
More Americans are starting to use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to assist with their health care costs. As HSAs gain popularity, you’ll likely want to know if an HSA is right for you, especially if your employer offers an HSA in its benefits package with a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (QHDHP). Fortunately, understanding HSAs […]Read More