ADP ®, a leading provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, recently introduced its new FSA Growth Program to help clients drive enrollment in their Flexible Spending Account (FSA) programs. With almost 1,200 large clients currently using its FSA solutions, ADP is offering a complimentary employee communications program aimed at helping employers educate their employees in discovering and understanding the benefits of FSA programs.
Despite employers and employees desire to save money, FSAs are often overlooked as a key method of savings. Even with the proven benefits of FSA programs to reduce employees' out-of-pocket costs for rising medical expenses such as prescriptions, deductibles and co-pays, average participation rates are at a low 15 percent. Using this new ADP FSA Growth Program can help drive tax savings for employers and employees. Participating employees can use pre-tax dollars to pay for approved medical and dependent care expenses. And employers save money by not having to pay certain payroll taxes on participants' election amounts. For example, if an organization with 2,500 employees and an average per employee contribution of $1,500 increased FSA participation to 30% (from the average of 15%), they could save an additional $43,000 per year in payroll taxes.
ADP's FSA Growth Program provides easy-to-understand content for employee campaigns, including customizable templates for printed materials such as table tents and posters, e-mail templates, and videos to promote awareness in targeted FSA enrollment meetings. The messaging ADP has created clearly portrays the financial benefits to employees by equating the savings to personalized money-saving scenarios, such as receiving coupons for approved medical and dependent care expenses. Additionally, the ADP FSA enrollment kit includes a Quick Step Guide for HR/benefits client contacts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for employees. These materials provide clients with the necessary tools to assist them in rolling out a complete and successful FSA communications campaign.
"ADP makes it easy for us to utilize its pre-packaged FSA materials and compelling videos, which we incorporate in our existing benefits communications," said Stephanie Olexson, Senior Director of Benefits, WebMD. "The combination of ADP's FSA communications and the WebMD Health Manager, which allows employees to both calculate their health savings needs and make decisions regarding care, has resulted in increased employee FSA contributions."
"In many organizations, FSA programs are often the most under-utilized benefit. By helping our clients position FSA programs in ways employees understand and can relate to in their personal lives, ADP is providing a better HR experience," said Carlos Rodriguez, President, ADP National Account Services and Employer Services International. "Partnering with our clients to deliver solutions that work for them is a key initiative."
For more information about ADP Flexible Spending Account solutions and the ADP FSA Growth Program, register here to attend an upcoming educational webinar Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm EDT or visit our website.
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