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IRS Issues Reminder that Claims Under Health and Dependent Care FSAs Must Be Substantiated

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a Chief Counsel Advice memorandum to remind sponsors of health and dependent care flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) about their responsibility to adequately substantiate claims in order to receive favorable tax treatment under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code).

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FSA vs. HSA: Which camp are you?

Benefit Resource Inc.

For a long time, I believed you were either for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or you were for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), but you couldn’t be for both. The very nature of HSAs prevented you from also participating in a General Medical FSA.


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IRS Announces Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Health and Welfare Plans

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

The maximum salary reduction limit for a health flexible spending account (Health FSA) increased to $3,050 for 2023 (from $2,850 in 2022), and the Health FSA carryover […]. The post IRS Announces Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Health and Welfare Plans appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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What is a lifestyle spending account?


Many employers are familiar with account-based benefits like health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). But some may not be as familiar with lifestyle spending accounts (LSAs), which are a relatively new benefit type.

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Mid-Year Financial Tweaks and Tasks

Money Talk

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Tweak - Like HSAs, you know your health care spending so far. Health Savings Account (HSA) Tweak - By mid-year, you know what you already spent for health care services through June. Use this information to adjust payroll deductions for a health care FSA (up or down).

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IRS Announces 2023 Increases to Health FSA and Transportation Fringe Benefit Limits

Proskauer's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensa

On October 18th, the IRS announced a slew of inflation adjustments for 2023, including to the annual contribution and carryover limits for healthcare flexible spending accounts and the monthly limit for qualified transportation fringe benefits. The new limits are set forth below.

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Save on back-to-school expenses with your HSA or FSA

WEX Inc.

You might be surprised to learn that your health savings account (HSA) and medical flexible spending account (FSA) can help you save on purchases of a variety of back-to-school, expenses, including: Thermometers. Are you preparing to send your kids back to school soon?