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Working Out on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

In the long run, there's no question that a healthier body saves money. A Towers Watson study noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an...

HSA or 401(k)?

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

I recently had a conversation with someone regarding the benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and 401(k)s. For the most part, I would say that ...

A Big Way Congress Can Get the IRS Off the Backs of Small Businesses

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Katie Vlietstra

Another year, another tax season, more unjust taxes on the small business community. Despite stepping out of the unemployment line and into a new, job creating small business on Main Street, small business owners could be hit with another unfair tax this year when they file their returns.

How to Ace Your Company's Open Enrollment This Year

Julie Stich | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Julie Stich

Every year around this time, you're asked to make health care and other employee benefit selections for the upcoming year. Your employer may give you a booklet, invite you to an all-staff meeting or send you to a special website.

I'm Young and Healthy -- Is an HDHP Right for Me?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Christina LaMontagne

High deductible health insurance plans are not right for everyone. However, while many people are initially turned off by HDHPs, they can be a reasonable choice for many and can be particularly valuable if you know how to use them effectively.

Gardner Breaks Promise on Birth Control

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last year, then U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner had a nice-sounding proposal: offer birth control over the counter, easy and quick. But as journalists pointed out, Gardner's plan would be more expensive for women.

Smart Tax Moves to Consider Before New Year's Eve

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

The flurry of activity during the last weeks of December can make it difficult to pay attention to finances. If you want to save on your tax bill come April, now's the time to make some critical moves.

Save Money on Health Care: The Benefits of an HSA

SaveUp | Posted 04.01.2014 | Money
SaveUp

An HSA is one aspect of an overall healthcare strategy that can be a helpful planning tool and help you save money on the high costs of health care.

Koch Brothers ACA Event Light on Facts, Heavy on Rhetoric, Full of Self-interest

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

So I asked the experts: "Please explain to me how Medicaid expansion wouldn't have helped me or the state Medicaid budget?" The silence was palpable, their apology for my situation was seemingly sincere, but they had no solutions.

Health Insurance Choices: High Deductibles and Health Savings Accounts

Dr. Kevin Simmons | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Dr. Kevin Simmons

How we pay for health care is a divisive political topic. At its core, the debate is based on how economists define the delivery of health care. Is it a public good like police protection or is it a market good like buying a car?

Health Policy Dogs That Won't Hunt -- Even in Texas and Georgia

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Yes, HSAs can be just what the doctor ordered for the young, healthy and highly compensated among us, but many others who enroll in these plans find out when they get sick that coverage is far from adequate.

Don't Rob From IRA to Pay Paul

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Dear Natalie, I recently divorced and without the extra income of my spouse, I'm drowning in credit card debt.

Health Insurance Hell

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

I live in Grand Junction, CO, an area touted as a model of functional health care. But my family has still suffered for many years in the particular circle of hell known as individual health insurance.