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What are Qualifying Life Events and How do they affect my FSA?

November 24, 2021

Can I change contribution amounts to my Flexible Spending Account? As a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) holder, you rely on your benefit to cover a huge range of qualifying products and services, so finding ways to maximize your payroll allocations throughout the year is pivotal to reducing your bottom line. Unfortunately, outside of the open […]

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Can I have an FSA and HSA? Exploring compatible tax-free account options

September 29, 2021

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 […]

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The Difference Card announces new partnership with GoodCell: A blood-based health screening company

August 17, 2021

The Difference Card is now offering opportunities for members to use their tax-free Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts to purchase discounted preventative health services through GoodCell.   The Difference Card is partnering with GoodCell to help members take a proactive approach to their health and well-being. This partnership will enable members to obtain at […]

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Sunscreen Tips and Guidance from the FSA Store

July 16, 2021

What SPF Should I Use? The sun plays a very important role in our everyday lives. It helps keep our sleep pattern on track and helps our bodies produce Vitamin D, which is important for bone function and healthy skin. But like most things, it’s only good in moderation. And for those who love the […]

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Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Now Qualifies as a Medical Expense

April 1, 2021

On Friday March 26th, The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an Announcement 2021-7 that Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) qualifies as medical expenses under section 213(d). These items are now eligible for payment or reimbursement under Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Health Savings Accounts. PPE expenses include items such as, but not limited to […]

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New Relief Provisions for FSAs in Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

December 30, 2020

Welcomed Updates Pertaining to Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts Announced  On December 27th, 2020, The President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to fund the government and provide economic relief in response to the pandemic. With this Act comes notable changes to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Dependent Care Accounts (DCAs), which include: Permitting employers […]

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New FSA-eligible items available under the recently passed CARES Act

March 30, 2020

On March 27, the President signed into law The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The bill contains two changes to eligible expenses for FSAs, HSAs and all IRS eligible HRAs. Two categories of eligible expenses for tax-free accounts have been added effective as of January 1, 2020: 1. A prescription is no […]

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Amazon announces compatibility with benefit cards like The Difference Card

March 27, 2019

Amazon announces compatibility with benefit cards like The Difference Card Amazon recently announced that they have become a a SIGIS-certified merchant, meaning they can now allow FSA eligible sales on their website. This Spring, Amazon quietly rolled out their new FSA Storefront which sells medical supplies and other FSA-eligible items. FSA participants can also take advantage of […]

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