In January 2014 H.R.3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will go live. As a result many people will see increased taxes, and others will receive tax breaks. Let’s take a look.
Flexible spending accounts are a way to allow employees to save money on taxes by setting aside money to pay for health care costs. But how do they work?
Near the end of the year many companies have open enrollment to sign up for benefits. Here are some resources to make it less confusing.
If you use a flexible spending account there are important changes for 2011 that you should be aware of, limiting your ability to use the pre-tax funds.
Since the start of the worldwide economic crisis, the number of people in high-income countries who are considered over-indebted – in spite of a severe cutback in living standards – has risen exponentially. Not surprisingly, profound indebtedness has been linked to an increase in stress levels, often resulting in poor sleep. However, it seems that […]
Last year I wrote a lengthy post on Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) because the company I work for was looking for ways to help employees cut costs in light of a large health insurance premium increase that we were slated to see. Flexible spending accounts are a great deal because they allow you to set […]
When The Obama Health Care law passed this year few people actually knew what was fully contained within the bill’s thousands of pages. Only now after the law has been passed are we finding out the details about some of the provisions within the law that could affect us. A lot of people aren’t happy […]
One of the most expensive line items in a lot of people’s budgets is the health care category. Whether you’ve got a lot of health issues and just end up paying a lot of money, or if you have high ticket health care insurance, the costs can be quite high. Because the costs are already […]
Earlier this week President Obama spoke with seniors at a town hall meeting in regards to the Medicare Part D prescription benefit, and talked about how many of those seniors would be receiving a $250 check in the mail as a result of the health care reform passed earlier this year. Today I thought I […]
A question that I’ve struggled with over the past few years is whether the money my wife and I pay every month for health insurance premiums are really worth it. We’re paying thousands of dollars every year for coverage, and we could never really see much benefit. We’re young and healthy and we don’t have […]