Navigating Inflation and the Strategic Role of Employee Benefits

Navigating Inflation-2

In the dynamic landscape of the modern workforce, employers and HR professionals are faced with the challenge of not only attracting top talent but also ensuring the well-being of their existing employees. One often-overlooked aspect that plays a pivotal role in employee satisfaction, particularly during times of inflation, is the impact of rising costs on […]

Health and Wellness Initiatives to Boost Employee Morale in the Winter Months

Employee Morale

As the winter months roll in, many employees can experience a dip in their morale due to factors like cold weather, shorter daylight hours, and holiday stress. As employers and HR professionals, it’s essential to take proactive measures to boost employee morale during this time. A well-rounded approach to health and wellness initiatives can make […]

5 Great Ideas for Celebrating HSA Awareness Day

HSA Awareness

October 15th is National HSA Awareness Day and it’s the perfect opportunity to educate yourself, and others, about the many benefits HSAs provide. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a critical tool in the arsenal of employers who are passionate about helping their employees in the arena of healthcare. HSAs empower individuals and families to be […]

When can I make an election change to my FSA? To my HSA?

election change

There are many common misconceptions regarding election changes when it comes to pre-tax benefit accounts. In fact, just more than 1 in 3 people understand when an election change can occur for a health savings account. (HINT: It is more often than you might realize.) This is understandable given that flexible spending accounts have been available […]

A Guide To Consolidating HSA Funds​

Consolidating HSA Funds

HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) are an excellent tool for controlling healthcare costs and setting up money for the future. They are a beneficial addition to your employee benefits because of the flexibility and tax advantages they provide. It can become overwhelming, though, if you have to manage many HSAs as a result of job changes […]

Say this, not that: Taboo words in your benefits communication

benefits communication

We wrote a piece on benefits communication a while ago, focused on clearing up 9 confusing benefits terms. Benefits are a tricky topic. That includes pre-tax benefits. This makes proper benefits communication crucial. So, knowing that benefits communication is complicated (even if it’s not intentional), this blog will equip you to reframe confusing Open Enrollment […]

The True Value of Employee Benefits

Value of Employee Benefits

As the business landscape evolves, companies often face the challenge of managing costs while maintaining a productive and satisfied workforce. According to Care for Business research, over 40% of HR leaders plan to recalibrate or trim their benefits offerings in the coming year. While the immediate cost-saving benefits may seem tempting, slashing employee benefits can […]

Download our Healthcare Savings Ebook

Healthcare Savings

One of the most important decisions you can make as an employer is offering competitive benefits packages that entice and retain top talent. Healthcare has always been a core concern for employees, and recent trends show that employees are willing to leave jobs that don’t offer the best healthcare coverage. In today’s world, employer-provided healthcare […]

HR Professionals… What’s Your Problem?

rising healthcare costs

There are many problems facing HR professionals and benefits administrators today. If this is your role, we know you have a thousand to-dos. It can be a “one step forward, two steps back” battle. You can feel like you’re trying to climb a mountain. One of the “mountains” you may be facing is combating rising […]

FSA and HSA Eligible Expenses That May Surprise You

Eligible Expenses that may surprise you

Taking care of our health is a top priority, but it can also be expensive. Luckily, pre-tax savings benefits like FSAs and HSAs can help alleviate some of that financial burden. However, many employees may not realize the extent of which expenses are actually eligible. By taking advantage of eligible expenses, employees can stretch their […]

BRI Events Update

BRI Events Update

As a leading pre-tax benefits provider, Benefit Resource (BRI) has actively participated in various events to showcase our innovative solutions and expand our network. We recently attended several industry gatherings and plan to attend more in the near future. This blog post will update you on what tradeshows we’ve been to and what shows we plan to attend. For those always on the lookout for the latest employee benefits, this post is for you!

Top 10 things participants need to know about HSAs

need to know about hsas

As an employer, you want to support your employees’ health and financial well-being. Offering a Health Savings Account (HSA) can be a valuable tool to achieve these goals. An HSA is a tax-advantaged savings account that can be used to pay for medical expenses. It can be a great way to help your employees protect […]

Increase Your Financial Well-Being Through Medical Savings

Medical Expenses

The cost of healthcare can be daunting, especially for those who do not have adequate savings to cover medical expenses. Fortunately, there are ways to increase your financial well-being through medical savings. One such way is by utilizing health savings accounts (HSAs) and/or flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

Identifying the “Perks” on National Employee Benefits Day

National Employee Benefits Day

National Employee Benefits Day is celebrated on April 6th. This day is dedicated to recognizing employers’ hard work and dedication that provide valuable benefits to their employees. This year, we celebrate this event amid uncertain times, where the need for good employee benefits has become more critical than ever before. In honor of National Employee […]

Top 9 HSA Questions From Employers and Employees

HSA Questions

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are quickly becoming a popular benefit among employers and employees alike, as they offer an easy way to save money on healthcare expenses. But the complex structure of HSA’s can leave employers and employees questioning exactly how HSAs work. BRI’s VP of Strategy, Becky Seefeldt, has taken the time to answer […]

Your Tax Guide to Health Savings Accounts

Tax Guide to Health Savings Accounts

As an employee with a Health Savings Account (HSA), knowing what you need to report during tax season is important. Even though HSAs can be complex, tax reporting shouldn’t be a headache. In this guide, we’ll cover what you must report for your HSA and how to know what you need to report. With this […]

Register for Our Upcoming Webinar: Helping Employees Navigate Increasing Costs in 2023

Navigate Increasing Costs

BRI is offering a new Health Account Outlook Series, which will tackle a variety of topics affecting health accounts, including generational and behavior trends, consumer attitudes, how legislation and rules impact your strategy, and some of the hidden challenges (and opportunities) of health accounts. Join us for our final session on Wednesday, April 12th at 1:00 PM ET […]

REGISTER FOR OUR UPCOMING WEBINAR: The hidden challenges (and opportunities) of HSAs

Webinar: hidden challenges (and opportunities) of HSAs

BRI is offering a new Health Account Outlook Series which will run through April. In this series we will tackle a variety of topics affecting health accounts, including generational and behavior trends, consumer attitudes, how legislation and rules impact your strategy, and some of the hidden challenges (and opportunities) of health accounts. Join us for […]

Saving vs. Spending: The Difference Between HSAs and FSAs

The Difference Between HSAs and FSAs

When it comes to managing the health and well-being of employees, employers must understand what’s best for both their organization and individuals. That includes being aware of how Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) can play a role in helping staff save money—which could result in improved financial security among company members. […]

What You Need to Know About Health Savings Accounts

What You Need To know about HSAs

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are tax-advantaged accounts that allow you to pay for medical expenses now and in the future. Whether you already have an HSA or are looking at this account for the first time, BRI is here to share why we love this account so much. HSAs offer several benefits, including tax deductions […]

The Most Surprising Eligible and Ineligible Medical Expenses

eligible and ineligible Medical Expenses

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are both incredibly valuable benefits to help employees use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical expenses. The IRS defines an eligible medical expense as any expense that is used to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent diseases, or affect any structure or function of the […]

Register for Our Upcoming Webinar: HSAs Are Not One Size Fits All

HSAs Are Not One Size Fits All

Join us for Part 2 of our new Health Account Outlook Webinar Series ‘‘HSAs Are Not One Size Fits All” on Tuesday, March 7th at 1:00 PM ET. The BRI Health Account Outlook Series will be tackling a range of topics, unearthing the challenges and opportunities that may arise when preparing strategy for health accounts. As part of this […]

6 tips to help employees manage out-of-pocket expenses

manage out-of-pocket expenses

Offering pre-tax benefits is the first step in helping employees lower out-of-pocket expenses, but employers should also make sure to explain the associated financial benefits. Employees have a better chance of managing out-of-pocket spending when they understand how their out of pocket expenses can be reduced and what type of savings will come along with […]