COBRA Compliance

COBRA Compliance: Are You Sure?

Many employers are unknowingly out of COBRA compliance. Are you sure your company is following all the rules? Are you meeting your company’s COBRA obligations in a manner that is compliant with all applicable COBRA rules and regulations? Chances are, you’re not. In fact, the IRS estimates that 90% of employers who self-administer their COBRA … More >>

10 Things to Know about HSA

10 Things to Know About HSAs

Periodically throughout the year, it’s a good idea to review ten important things to know (and remember) about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Tax Savings HSA account holders save on taxes three different ways. First, contributions to the account are not taxed. Second, interest earned on the balance is tax-free. And finally, withdrawals for qualified medical expenses … More >>

FSA Eligible Expenses

Did You Know? FSAs Cover More Than Doctor Visits and Prescriptions

Have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? There are a number of qualified FSA expenses that you may not know about. Here are nine of them. Healthcare FSAs let you to use funds that you have set aside pre-tax to pay for a wide variety of medical, dental and health-related products and services, including certain over-the-counter … More >>

Is a QSEHRA Right for Your Business?

Is a QSEHRA Right for Your Business?

QSEHRAs are a popular topic. As an employer, you may be asking, ‘Is a QSEHRA right for my business?’ Here are some things to consider. In December 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The Cures Act amended a regulation in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that prevented employers from providing … More >>

Employee Wellness Program

6 Ways to Increase Employee Wellness Participation

After the holiday season is over, many people make resolutions to help themselves reach new goals in the new year, including eating healthier, getting more exercise, managing their finances better, and more. For employers, there’s never been a better time to boost (or implement) an employee wellness program to help your workforce get a good … More >>

2017 Contribution Limits

2017 Contribution Limits for FSAs and HSAs

During Open Enrollment season, it’s important for individuals to know the 2017 contribution limits for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Here’s a quick guide to next year’s contribution limits and other important information: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) In October 2016, the IRS released its inflation adjustments which raised the limits for … More >>

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Period for 2017 Begins November 1

The annual open enrollment period during which people can sign up for health insurance plans through government exchanges for the 2017 plan year begins November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017. For private employers, enrollment dates vary per organization and the time frame may be much shorter. With the enrollment period open, the time … More >>

IRS Increases FSA Contribution Limit for 2017

Newly released IRS inflation adjustments increase the FSA contribution limit in 2017. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its inflation adjustments for 2017, which affect more than 50 tax provisions, including several consumer directed healthcare (CDH) and employer-sponsored benefit accounts. Those who participate in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Transit accounts will see some changes. … More >>

Best Places to Work

Congratulations to the Winners of Arkansas’ Best Places to Work 2016

DataPath Administrative Services, presenting sponsor of Arkansas Business’ “Arkansas’ Best Places to Work 2016,” extends its congratulations to this year’s award honorees. A total of 29 Arkansas businesses were honored this year, the largest in the history of the award. The Best Companies Group evaluated the applicants and determined that the following businesses are the … More >>

Debit Cards, A No-Brainer for Employer-Sponsored Benefits

Debit Cards, A No-Brainer for Employer-Sponsored Benefits

Today’s reality highlights the need for benefits debit cards. In a 21st century, first-world society, card payments are the norm rather than the exception. Card payment terminals are found just about everywhere – doctors’ offices, pharmacies, grocery stores, retail shops, and more. With consumers utilizing debit and credit cards more and more each day, the … More >>

Back to School

FSA Funds Can Help Account Holders Get Ready for Back to School

Believe it or not, August is here! For many Flexible Spending Account (FSA) holders, there are only five months left before the end of their plan year and the FSA “use or lose it” policy has people thinking about how to make the most of their tax-free contributions. The great news is that back-to-school shopping … More >>

DataPath Administrative Services Launches New Website

DataPath Administrative Services Launches New Website

The new features a clean interface, bold graphics, and improved navigation. In addition, employers and participants can: Log in to their accounts Access current industry news from leading sources View DataPath’s up-to-date Facebook and Twitter activity Connect with the company’s social media accounts Watch engaging videos about our company and plan information Visitors may … More >>

Best Places to Work 2015

Congratulations to the Winners of Arkansas’ Best Places to Work 2015

DataPath Administrative Services, presenting sponsor of Arkansas Business’ “Arkansas’ Best Places to Work 2015,” would like to congratulate this years’ award honorees. The Best Companies Group evaluated the applicants and determined that the following businesses are the Natural State’s best places to work: United Federal Credit Union – Benchmark Winner ABC Financial Arkansas Blue Cross Blue … More >>

Green is Great!

Electronic billing and payment methods beat paper-based methods when it comes to overall security of your personal and financial data.  An estimated 85% of identity theft cases start with stolen paper invoices, statements, receipts and checks. DataPath Administrative Services is SSAE 16 Type II compliant, and our web portals protect your information behind many layers … More >>

IRS Announces 2015 COLA Increases

Via Rev. Proc. 2014-61, the IRS today announced 2015 COLA Increases for more than 40 tax provisions, including: SECTION 125 HEALTH FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS (FSAs) – The annual cap increases to $2,550 per employee. SECTION 132 PARKING AND TRANSIT ACCOUNTS – The monthly limitation increases to $250 for Parking and remains at $130 for Transit. SECTION 137 … More >>

IRS Expands Election Changes Allowed Under Section 125 Cafeteria Plans

In official guidance issued yesterday, the IRS has expanded the permitted election changes for health coverage under a Section 125 Cafeteria Plans. Effective immediately, IRS Notice 2014-55 allows a participant to revoke his election during a period of coverage if: His hours of service are reduced so that he is expected to average less than … More >>