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Over-Contributing to Your Idaho MSA

With the growing popularity of the Idaho Medical Savings Account, we wanted to write about both the pitfalls and prevention methods associated with over-contributing to an Idaho MSA.  Check it out!

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2016 Tax Forms Now Available!

We've recently updated our website with all the tax forms you'll need to file your 2016 income tax return in Idaho.  Take a look at our blog post that outlines these forms, and check out the links that will walk you through the process!

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How to File Your Taxes!

Wondering how to file your income tax return with an Idaho MSA?  Whether you're new to this account this year or just need a refresher, check out our latest blog post outlining the process with walkthroughs and screenshots!

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How to Lower Insurance Premiums!

Everyone is getting the bad news this year that their health insurance premiums are going up a staggering average of 24%.  We can't fix the cost of premiums, but in our newest blog post we're explaining how you can use an Idaho MSA to ease some of that financial burden and save yourself some money!  

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Who Can Use Your Idaho MSA?

A brief summary of who's healthcare expenses you can pay tax-free from your Idaho Medical Savings Account.  We get this question a lot relating to current/former spouses, children, and in situations relating to divorce.

Give it a quick read and see who you can use the funds in your account for!

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Misconceptions About Medical Deductions

In our latest blog post, we address a question we get asked quite frequently.  "Why would I use an Idaho MSA when I can just deduct all my medical expenses on my Federal return?"  This is a great question, but unfortunately many people don't realize they aren't able to deduct what they think they can.  Read our latest post to see where everyone is going wrong!  

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Idaho MSA Funding 101

Learn all the ways you can fund your Idaho MSA in our latest blog post.  From walking into the bank branch to funding electronically through our website, there are funding options available to suit everyone's needs!  

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New Idaho MSA Calculator

Check out our new Idaho MSA Calculator!  This new tool lets you plug in your own real numbers to see how much you can save on your healthcare costs by using an Idaho Medical Savings Account!

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Idaho MSA vs. HSA Comparison

We get one particular question quite frequently, so we wanted to address it with not only it's own blog post...but its own infographic, too!  

Check out our latest additions that outline the difference between the Idaho MSA and the HSA (health savings account) and get all caught up on your healthcare acronym account knowledge!

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Filing Your Taxes with the Idaho MSA

It's that time of year again, and we wanted to put out a nice walk through that will help you file your taxes with the Idaho MSA!  Check out this guide and follow the steps to make sure you're able to claim all of those fantastic deductions!

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to let us know and we're happy to help you!

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Alphabet Soup: Understanding MSAs, HSAs and FSAs

We sat down for an interview with Idaho's Money Show on 580 KIDO to discuss the similarities and differences between the Idaho MSA, the HSA and the FSA.  We know all these acronym accounts can sometimes get confusing, so take a listen and see how the Idaho MSA works with and/or in place of each one!

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How to Make Online Deposits

Our latest tutorial video places the focus on the easiest and most convenient way possible to get money into your Idaho Medical Savings Account: making an online deposit straight from our website!  

All you'll need is a debit or credit card, so check out this quick walk through and let us know what you think!

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Mobile Banking 101

One of the great features to your Idaho MSA is the incredible amount of access and convenience you quite literally have at your fingertips.  How is this, you ask?  Mobile banking!

Check out our latest blog post outlining the free mobile banking platform and get started on your phone or tablet today!

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How to Use Bill Pay

Bill pay is a fantastic feature that comes with your Idaho MSA, and it's completely free!  You can pay bills electronically (either one-time or recurring), set up bill reminders, track billing and payment history and so much more! 

Check out our latest post that walks you through the process and get familiar with this!

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Radio Interview with the IHC

The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism recently contacted us to talk about the Idaho MSA Program and how Idaho is creating a blueprint for the rest of the states to follow that allows their residents to save money on their healthcare costs.

Check out how it went and let us know what you think!  

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New Video "How to Enroll in Online Banking"

Accessing your Idaho MSA online is quick, simple, convenient and secure, and it's one of the great perks to your account.  In order to use it though, you'll first need to set it up.

The process is pretty straightforward, but we wanted to make a video to show people exactly how to do it in case they get stuck.  Check out the latest video in our "How To" series and let us know what you think!

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New Video "How to Register Your Discount Card"

Check out our latest "how to" video, all about registering your free healthcare discount card.  That little guy packs quite a powerful punch, and as soon as it's up and running, you'll be savings hundreds of dollars on prescriptions, dental visits, vision expenses & so much more.  Have a look, get it registered & start saving!

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New Video About Opting Into E-Statements

Opting Into Idaho MSA E-StatementsOur latest video covers how our account holders can opt into e-statements!  E-statements are simple, convenient and totally free!  

Check out our latest piece about how to opt into our program, and let us know what you think!

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How to Locate a Local Provider

Our latest tutorial video shows you how to locate a local participating provider with your healthcare discount card!  This quick video will walk you through how to locate a local dentist, but the process is the same for all programs (Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Hearing, etc.).

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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New Radio Interview on 580 KIDO

We recently sat down with Brian Wiley, host of "Idaho's Money Show" on 580 KIDO.  During the hour-long show, we discussed all the "in's and outs" of the Idaho MSA and what it means for Idahoans.  

We were able to get a copy of the show's recording and we've converted it into a YouTube video.  Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

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New Idaho MSA Brochures Are In!

We're excited to announce our brand new Idaho MSA Brochures have finally arrived!  We did a complete redesign and we're really happy with how they turned out.  

Check out the new brochures and let us know what you think!

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We're in the Idaho Business Review!

We're featured in the March 13th edition of the Idaho Business Review!  Like many Idahoans, they weren't familiar with the Idaho Medical Savings Account, so we were asked to write up a description of the program and how it works for individuals and employer groups.  

It was a great story and we're so thankful for the exposure!  Check out the story and let us know what you think!

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Radio Interview with 670 KBOI

Idaho MSA Interview with 670 KBOIWe recently sat down with Chris Walton from 670 KBOI to talk about the Idaho Medical Savings Account.  It's a quick 2 minute primer that will give you all you need to know about the Idaho MSA in seconds flat.  Check out the interview!

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We've Been Out Spreading the Word!

We've had a busy past couple weeks and wanted to update everyone on what we've been up to.  With 3 local shows in 10 days it was quite a whirlwind, but it was an incredible opportunity to get out in front of so many Idahoans and increase awareness about the Idaho MSA and how it can help everyone save money on their healthcare costs.  

Check out our latest post with all the details!

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Filing Taxes with Your Idaho MSA

Tax season is upon us, and you might be wondering how you file your income taxes with an Idaho MSA... Fear not!  We've got a quick and easy blog post that will show you exactly what you need to do.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Watch Idaho MSA Videos!

Idaho MSA Video LibraryOur new Idaho MSA Video Library is now up and running!  This will be your go-to place to watch "educational" and "how to" videos on the Idaho Medical Savings Account program and the healthcare discount card as well!  

Head over there now & check out the first few videos we've got posted to help people who are new to their account!  The first one explains the Idaho MSA, and the next two show you how to enroll in both the discount card program & online banking platform!

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How Much Will You Save with an Idaho MSA?

We've got a new blog post and infographic to help answer the question, "How much will an Idaho MSA save me, anyway?"  

Use the simple chart that will show you exactly what you'll save based on your tax filing status, taxable income level, and how much you contribute to your Idaho MSA.  

It's simple to use, and it really shows you what an incredible opportunity this program provides Idahoans to save some real money on their healthcare costs.

Check out the blog post to learn more!

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New! [Blog Post] Fund Your MSA Online!

Now you can fund your Idaho MSA online!  Check out our latest blog post that tells you all about our new online funding option, in addition to the other convenient MSA funding options we provide all our account holders.

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New Infographic Explaining Free Healthcare Discount Program

We've got a new infographic for our gallery, and this time we've focused on our Free Healthcare Discount Program!  This program is so important to who we are and what we're trying to accomplish, we wanted to make sure we had something quick and easy to understand to explain it.  Check out our latest infographic, or head over to the gallery to see all the others we've already finished as well!

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New Infographic Explaining the Idaho MSA

We are so excited to show off our brand new inforgraphic that explains the age-old question, "What is an Idaho MSA"??  We threw it in our infographics gallery, and also into a new blog post on the topic.  Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Free Agent Webinar!!

We're hosting a free webinar for insurance agents, CPAs and financial planners to introduce the Idaho MSA program.  During the webinar, you'll learn how this brand new program will expand your reach, reduce attrition, generate more revenue and most importantly...HELP ALL YOUR CLIENTS!

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Infographics Gallery Up and Running!

We finally got our infographics gallery up, and we've added three brand new infographics to start it off!  We've got one on "What is an MSA", "Eligible MSA Expenses", and our "Free Healthcare Discount Program", so go check them out and be sure to keep an eye out for new ones coming soon!

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New Video Added to Our Agent Section!

Check out the newest video we've added to our agent section called "Introduction to the Idaho MSA"!

During the webinar you'll learn how this program will help you increase your reach, reduce client attrition and generate more revenue for your business.  Go check it out!

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[Blog Post] Idaho MSA Fee Schedule Released!
Friday, June 13, 2014
Here at Idaho MSA, we pride ourselves on being 100% transparent with our fee schedule associated with your account.  We do everything we can to minimize the fees you pay to enjoy the benefits of the Idaho MSA, and we are more than happy to help you avoid these fees any way we can.  Please don't hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions, we are here to help!
 
Now that we've got all of that out of the way, here's the rundown of the fees associated with your Idaho MSA...
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[Blog Post] Idaho MSA is Finally Live!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 Welcome to Idaho MSAWith so much going on the past few weeks with the product design and website launch, we realized we haven't even written our first blog post yet!  So we quickly sat down and wrote our first official post this morning about the launch of our new Idaho MSA website and how excited we are to be bringing this product to everyone across the state.  

We've got a lot of neat things in store, and we're looking forward to everyone's feedback so we can make this the most simple and user-friendly resource for Idahoans on Medical Savings Accounts.

Welcome to Idaho MSA, and thank you so much for stopping by!

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Now Accepting Online MSA Applications!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Open an Idaho MSA We've now got all the technical angles covered and we're accepting online MSA Applications!  The application process is quick and easy, with online forms that shouldn't take longer than a couple minutes to complete.

We accept credit and debit cards for your initial MSA funding options, and everything is locked down with the latest and greatest SSL security so your information is safe and sound behind our firewalls.

Apply online for your Idaho MSA and let us know how it went!  If there's something we can do to make the process better we're always open to suggestions.

Thank you for stopping by, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your Idaho MSA!

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Idaho MSA Social Media Accounts Are Up
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 Idaho MSA Social MediaWe've established the initial social media accounts for Idaho MSA.  Whichever network is your "go-to", we hope we've got you covered!

We set up a Facebook page, added a YouTube Channel, a Google + page, and connected our official Idaho MSA Blog.  These initial 4 should be a wonderful resource on the latest and greatest about Medical Savings Accounts for Idahoans.

Go check 'em out and follow us, we'll follow back!  We're looking forward to hearing from you.

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New! Healthcare Discount Program Established
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Healthcare Discount CardAre you aware of our brand-new Healthcare Discount Program?  We just finished compiling all the program information together and getting it up and live on the website!  

This program is totally free, and is teamed with your Idaho MSA.  With this healthcare discount card, you can some serious money on prescriptions, dental and vision costs, hearing aids, doctor visits and several other programs, too!

Go check out the programs that interest you and see how much you can save with this program that comes free with your Idaho MSA.  It's a huge benefit!

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IdahoMSA.com is Finally Live!
Monday, April 07, 2014

After months of preparation, we're excited to announce we finally launched IdahoMSA.com today!  We've still got plenty of work to do, and the site is an ever-growing resource of information so it will be shifting and changing a great deal in the coming weeks.

Take a tour around the site and let us know what you think!  We're always looking to improve it any way we can and make it a better and/or easier-to-use resource for Idahoans on Medical Savings Accounts!

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