Category: HSA Consulting Services News

HSAs Provide Consumers Needed Relief from Record Inflation

Government statistics for inflation have confirmed what consumers already know – the cost of everything is going up, by a lot!  Americans have felt the pinch at the gas pump, the grocery store, and other aspects of our daily lives. Fortunately, Health Savings Accounts offer some relief from higher inflation, and recent changes announced by […]

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How Health Savings Accounts Work for Same-Sex Couples and Domestic Partners

Many employers and insurance carriers permit individuals to cover a same-sex spouse or domestic partner on their insurance coverage.  This includes high deductible health plans that make people eligible for health savings accounts (aka “HSA-qualified” plans).  Under an HSA-qualified plan, individuals either have self-only coverage or family coverage. “Family coverage” is simply defined as having […]

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HSA Strategy: Distribution, Product, Price

The Health Savings Account. A tax advantaged account attached to a special type of health plan.  The idea is simple. The business of acquiring those accounts? That’s another story.  Take a moment to review this picture and try to follow what’s going on.   At the bottom are the ultimate HSA users.  Employers offer HSAs in their benefit […]

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HSA Transactions and Impact to Taxes

Here’s something we are often surprised to find out as we dive deeper into how HSA providers handle this topic:  – most make mistakes when handling reversals. Sure, everyone knows most credits are contributions, and those count towards the annual max.  And here starts another challenge, not all will enforce the statutory maximum contribution limit.  This means, they […]

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VC and PE investments in HSA and CDH administrators and TPAs.

Mitigating investment risk and maximizing growth. The benefits accounts market, namely HSAs (Health Savings Accounts), FSAs (Flexible Spending Accounts), and HRAs (Health Reimbursement Arrangements) has been growing and getting plenty of attention in the recent years, driven primarily due to the growth in HSAs.  According to Devenir, one of the largest HSA investment solutions providers, […]

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How’s your CIP/KYC program?

The Customer Identification Program (CIP), also known as “Know Your Customer“ (KYC), is a compliance component of the account opening process where bank trustees/custodians need to, put in simple terms, ensure that the customer is who they say they are.  This is easy to do in person, when they are face to face with the customer at a branch.  HSA providers have many […]

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Itamar Romanini joins HSA Consulting Services team

Roy Ramthun and Paul Verberne from HSA Consulting Services welcome Itamar Romanini as their new partner. Itamar brings over 20 years of industry experience in the HSA and CDH space, ranging from operations and technology, to strategy, sales and marketing. This addition expands the scope of capabilities from HSA Consulting Services, which has been focused […]

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