Human Resources News & Insights

House committee passes 2 bills to ease FSA restrictions

The House Ways and Means Committee just passed two bills that would eliminate two controversial restrictions on flexible spending accounts. 

Less-flexible FSAs: What’s on tap for 2012

As open enrollment comes to a close, it’s become clear that flexible spending accounts (FSAs) have lost their luster thanks to the healthcare reform law. But hope is here for those longing for the good old days of the FSA.

Push growing to end reform’s OTC rule

A cost-analysis by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association found 50 million unnecessary visits to doctors could be eliminated and billions saved if the health reform law’s over-the-counter (OTC) drug restrictions were lifted.

Feds clear up 4 tricky points of new FSA, HRA regs

Confused (or have employees that are confused) about the changes the health reform law made to how — and what — drug purchases can be reimbursed through pre-tax health savings plans? Well, help has finally arrived.

How reform changes medication reimbursement rules

It’s time to let employees know that many of the purchases they make with FSA or HSA money will no longer be covered next year.