An HSA is designed to work with a qualifying high-deductible health plan (HDHP). The money goes in tax-free, grows income tax-free and comes out income tax-free when you use it for qualified medical expenses. You can carry over unused funds from year to year and the account is yours to keep even if you change jobs, change health plans or retire.
Interest bearing checking account with debit card benefits. No set up, account closing or monthly service fees.
Save money and save on taxes - the money you contribute to your HSA goes in, grows and comes out income-tax free when used for qualified medical expenses.
There is no "use it or lose it" rule - you get to keep the money in your HSA, no matter what, even if you change jobs or move off a qualifying high-deductible health plan. When you, your employer or anyone else makes a contribution to your HSA, it stays there so you can use it when you need it.
It's a family affair - you can use your HSA to pay for the qualified medical expenses of anyone you claim on your taxes, even if you're only enrolled with single coverage. This is a great way to plan for unexpected medical expenses, from your deductible to an ER visit, for the whole family.
Invest your HSA dollars - in addition to contributing to your 401(k) you can also invest your HSA dollars to help grow your balance. Unlike a 401(k) when you use HSA funds for qualified medical expenses — it’s always 100% income tax-free.
Start planning for retirement - an HSA is a great tool to help you prepare for future health care costs and retirement. After turning 65 you can use your HSA funds for non-qualified expenses, like a boat or an exotic vacation. You’ll pay ordinary income tax on those funds, but the 20% tax penalty no longer applies. As you're planning for the future, your HSA can ease your mind and prepare you for retirement by saving money income tax-free.
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