Health Saving Account (HSA)

Made for Your Qualified High-Deductible Plan

QualifiedHigh-Deductible Health Plans (QHDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are designed to be used together. Since QHDHPs generally have lower monthly premiums and more out-of-pocket costs, HSAs help you pay for qualified health care expenses like prescriptions, coinsurance, vision, dental, and more until you reach your deductible.

A Versatile Way To Save On Health Care

An HSA is like a bank account. You can use it now to help pay for current qualified medical expenses, or you can save for future expenses — even into retirement.

HSA Advantages

HSA Advantages

Your HSA can do some things that other spending accounts can’t.

It's Portable Income

Unlike other spending accounts, you own your HSA. The money you put into an HSA is yours, even if you change jobs, health plans, or retire.

It Grows

Money in your HSA rolls over from year to year, earning interest. You can even invest your HSA money.

It Gets Triple Tax Savings

Income Tax: Money is typically taken out of your paycheck before income tax.

Interest: You are not taxed on interest or earnings on your account.

Qualified Expenses: You don’t pay tax when you use your money on qualified medical expenses.

How HSAs Work

You can contribute to your HSA either through payroll deductions or from your own bankaccount. The amount of money you put into your HSA is upto you, and your employer may also contribute—but the IRS does set a maximum contribution limit every year.
You also cannot continue to contribute once you’re eligible for Medicare. That’s why it’s often used as away to pay for medical expenses after retirement.

Contribution Limits

See how the savings can stack up with this HSA example.

Single Coverage

Family Coverage

2020 Maximum HSA Contribution

$3,550

$7,100

2021 Maximum HSA Contribution

$3,600

$7,200

Qualified Medical Expenses

Qualified Medical Expenses

You can use your HSA to pay for the following qualified medical expenses:

  • Medical deductibles or coinsurance
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental expenses and orthodontia
  • Vision expenses like eyeglasses and laser eye surgery
  • Over-the-counter medicines, and products like contact solution and bandages

Making Your HSA Grow

There are lots of ways to make your HSA grow. That’s why it’s such a great way to save for retirement.

Rollovers

At the end of each year, the money you don’t spend gets carried over year after year. That means if you don’t use all of the money you contribute during the year, you will see growth.

Catch-Up Contributions

If you’re 55 or older, you can put in an extra $1,000 per year.

Combine with a Limited Purpose FSA

Use a Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your dental and vision expenses throughout the year and keep more money in your HSA.

Invest Your Money

Once your HSA hits a certain balance, you can invest in mutual funds — a great way to prepare for retirement.

Making Your HSA grow

See how the savings can stack up with this HSA example.

Tax Savings

Balance

A contribution of $50 a month over 25 years

$4,148

$21,876

Increase the contribution to $200 a month over 25 years

$16,590

$87,502

Maximum family contribution of $6,750 a year over 25 years

$46,650

$253,483

For illustrative purposes only. Savings calculations assume (i) pre-tax contributions are used to fund the HSA, (ii) tax rates are 15%- federal, 5% - state, and 7.65% FICA, and (iii) average annual interest rate earnings of 3%. Actual results may vary.

** In some cases, your employer may contribute. The IRS sets different limits on contributions to HSAs and FSAs.

Ask Your Employer About Opening An HSA Today.

HSAs give you more value for your health care dollars and allow you to take control of expenses both now and into the future.

Planning for the future is easier, too. Maximize your savings with triple tax benefits and investment opportunities. And, HSAs roll over every year and give you extra benefits after you turn 65 – giving you one powerful tool for retirement!

Ask your employer about opening an HSA account