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Meet Penny Panda, Purveyor of Flex Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts, P&A Group

Penny is P&A’s unofficial mascot, educator and all around lovable colleague who provides excellent guidance on everything related to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  Her job is to help participants and those interested in this pre-tax benefit understand the ins and outs of an FSA and the IRS rules that can sometimes seem overwhelming.  Through…

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Re-designed Retirement Portal Offers Improved Layout & Functionality

P&A Group, Retirement Plan Services

  Recently, P&A Retirement Plan Services overhauled the participant portal* and replaced it with a refreshed layout.  Increasing user convenience and ease remained at the forefront of this re-model, and the new layout provides intuitive functionality embedded in a more aesthetically-minded design.  With a simplified navigation, the participant dashboard offers everything from viewing your account…

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PCORI Fees Due by July 31

A Word from Joe Priselac, Health Care Reform, Health Reimbursement Arrangements

  In 2010, the Affordable Care Act created a new entity known as PCORI, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  Part of the Institute’s funding is through temporary fees imposed on group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Medical Expense Reimbursement Plans (MERPs).  These fees, which must be paid by the plan sponsor,…

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FSA Store Provides Online Shopping for Pre-Approved FSA Eligible Expenses

A Word from Joe Priselac

June, which is designated as national safety month, also marks the official start of summer and kicks off summer vacation for many people.  While you may not necessarily be thinking about your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) as you lay by the pool, there are seasonal products and services that you should be aware are FSA…

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Customer Service Lessons from the Queen (Bey)

Customer Service, P&A Group

  Lemonade Earlier this April, one of today’s most popular musical artists, Beyoncé, debuted her new album, Lemonade, on Tidal.  (For those of you not familiar, Tidal is a music streaming service.)  Since then, fans and critics alike are weighing in on the meaning behind the lyrics and songs on the album and trying to…

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Celebrate National Employee Benefits Day (NEBD)

A Word from Joe Priselac, P&A Group

Mark your calendars benefit professionals, for today is National Employee Benefits Day!  For many of us in the employee benefits field, every day may seem like NEBD, but today is set aside especially to “recognize trustees, administrators, benefit practitioners and professional advisors for their dedication to providing quality benefits and the important role they plan…

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