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The CARES Act has new provisions for HSAs, FSAs and HRAs

The CARES Act Provides Help for Those with HSAs, FSAs and HRAs

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 27, 2020 with the purpose of helping employees out with benefit-related items during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act repeals the Affordable Care Act’s exclusion of over-the-counter (OTC) medications from the definition of “qualified medical expenses”.  The bill is over 880 pages long, but to review the new rules regarding OTC provisions, see Sec. 3702 of the CARES Act.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With news media flooding the channels with constant information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are monitoring the situation and will continue to update our site as new developments occur.

California is currently under a “shelter in place” order which directs residents to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible until further notice. The reason for this order is to hopefully slow the rapid spread of coronavirus. For more information on COVID-19 in California visit the California state website for up-to-date number and for details on what “shelter-in-place” means. For those in San Mateo County,  you can find local information at the County of San Mateo website.

Information was posted by the White House on March 16, 2020 entitled “15 Days to Slow the Spread“.

For CalCPA Health members: Anthem continues to update information as it becomes available. You can visit this page for the latest from Anthem on COVID-19.

Protecting yourself and your family

The CDC website provides up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus, especially with new details for those that may be traveling (information from CDC regarding traveling). It is to your benefit to check the site for the most recent information.

You can help prevent the spread of the virus by following these good health habits:

  • Maintaining six-feet of social distancing
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available and make sure to cover your entire hands
  • Avoid touching your face, especially around your eyes and nose
  • The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away then wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Disinfect items that are touched often, such as light switches, doorknobs and keyboards

For further information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Situation Summary
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 FAQs
World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
What You Need To Know Abut Coronavirus Factsheet
Anthem Coronavirus COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Coronavirus Guidelines – 15 Days To Slow The Spread

This information is for educational purposes only and not to be taken as medical advice. If you have questions regarding your current health condition, please consult your doctor.

HealthyCPA – December 2019 :: Don’t Let Your Health Take a Holiday

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • Don’t Let Your Health Take a Holiday
  • 5 Cooking Tips You May Not Know
  • Why Are You So Tired?
  • Winterize Your Exercise
  • New Year’s Resolutions: Success All Year

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

HealthyCPA – November 2019 :: DIABETES: Facts and Myths

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • DIABETES: Facts and Myths
  • Take Politics Out of Family Gatherings
  • Do You Need a Digital Personal Assistant?
  • 7-STEP Strength Training
  • 6 Steps to Safe Antibiotic Use

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

HealthyCPA – October 2019 :: How Well Do You Know Your Meds

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • How Well Do You Know Your Meds?
  • BREAST CANCER: Latest Advice – More women are surviving breast cancer today
  • The Social Media Diet
  • How’s Your Immunity?

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

HealthyCPA – September 2019 :: What Causes Headaches

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • Better HDL, Better Health
  • Snoring is Serious Business
  • A Clean Kitchen = A Safe Kitchen
  • What Causes Headaches?

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

HealthyCPA – August 2019 :: Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Pain

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • It’s Quitting Time for SITTING
  • Indulge in Time for YOU
  • Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Pain
  • Smart Online Habits

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

HealthyCPA – July 2019 :: Traveling Well

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • 5 Exercise Errors to Avoid
  • The Low-Tech Vacation
  • Take Action Against Distraction
  • Traveling Well
  • Fat-Burning Exercise Myths

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

Exciting news: Chuck Gielow received the CalCPA Distinguished Service Award!

Exciting news: Chuck Gielow received the CalCPA Distinguished Service Award! Here at CalCPA Health, CalCPA member firms have access to quality health insurance and benefit products. Chuck is one of CalCPA Health’s first Board members and was the Board Chair from 2013-2018. He is a huge advocate for CalCPA members and deserves this special recognition!

Thank you, Chuck, for all that you have contributed to the CPA profession and to CalCPA Health!