What's the Difference Between HSA and FSA?

The financial challenges that go hand in hand with paying for health care are among some of the most significant many families face. Numerous health care options exist, including two consumer-directed plans — health savings accounts and flexible savings accounts. Understanding the difference between the two will help you decide if they’re viable options for you.   Continue reading
Health Benefit Myths

Myths About Your Health Benefits

Signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, the Affordable Care Act revolutionized health care in America, and the country is still digesting the big changes. Part of the process is debunking once and for all, the many myths and misunderstandings about the law, its effect on health care benefits, and about medical insurance in general. Here are four myths to lay to rest today.   All... Continue reading

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

You've made sure your pet is spayed or neutered and all its vaccinations are up to date, but as we all know, there’s more we can do to make man’s best friend the healthiest they can be. When your fluffy  companion gets sick or injured, it's off to the veterinarian where you could end up facing a big bill. You may have considered buying pet insurance, but you're not sure it's worth the added... Continue reading

Can Telemedicine Cut Your Health Care Costs?

Some call it "Docs in a Box," and it's already reducing health care costs dramatically. Telemedicine is new technology that lets doctors see patients via Skype-like computer programs. Millions of Americans have used telemedicine already, and up to 70 percent of doctor visits can be handled this way at a much lower cost than in-person visits. Continue reading