The 2023 contribution limits for 401k/403b/457 plans and Traditional/Roth IRA will go up substantially due to high inflation.
HSA and FSA In The Same Year
You can have HSA and FSA in the same year.
FSA, HSA, HRA, Oh My!
The difference between Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), and when you should choose which.
How to Save $4,000 in Your Graduation Year – Part 2: Insurance
[This is a guest post from Bogleheads investment forum participant Bob’s not my name as a follow-up to his previous post How to Save $4,000 in Your Graduation Year — Part 1: Taxes.] In Part 1, we looked at the weird stew of education credits and deductions the government has cooked up. The government’s meddling […]
How Much Will the New Health Care Taxes Affect Middle Class Families?
[This is a guest post from Bogleheads investment forum participant Bob’s not my name as a follow-up to his previous post How Much Will the New Health Care Taxes Affect High Earners?] There hasn’t been much discussion of how screwed middle class families with significant medical expenses are going to be by a couple of […]
How Much Will the New Health Care Taxes Affect High Earners?
[This is a guest post from Bogleheads investment forum participant Bob’s not my name.] There’s a lot of talk these days about the new Medicare taxes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), so you may be wondering how much they will affect you. The short answer is: If your household income (married filing jointly) is […]
Pre-Tax Spending Accounts Are No Cure for Tax Increases
New York Times Your Money columnist Ron Lieber got into some hot waters with readers after he wrote his column A Tax Plan That Might Not Be So Painful. I guess that’s because he used Dodging the Proposed 2013 Tax Increase as the headline for his blog post. I feel really sorry for him. Ron […]
OTC Drug Coverage Will Stop for FSA, HSA, and MSA
The IRS issued a bulletin last Friday saying effective January 1, 2011, over-the-counter drugs will not be covered under a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) or Medical Savings Account (MSA) unless you get a prescription. Eye glasses and contact lenses will still be covered. This change is brought by the health reform […]
How Much Should You Put Into Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
My company is doing open enrollment again for next year (for more info on what to choose in open enrollment, see previous posts). I’m not going to make any changes except I have to re-enroll for flexible spending account (FSA). If you use flexible spending account, you should be familiar with the use-it-or-lose-it rule. If […]
My Flexible Spending Account Sent Me a Debit Card
As if I don’t have enough cards in my wallet, the vendor for my employer’s health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) sent me a MasterCard debit card. I’m supposed to use it for items eligible for reimbursement from the FSA. The pitch from the FSA vendor is that I won’t have to file reimbursement claims […]
Open Enrollment, Part 4: Flexible Spending Account
The basics on health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.