How Much Should I Contribute To My HSA?

A Health Savings Account, or HSA, is a tax-advantaged tool for healthcare consumers enrolled in a high deductible health plan (HDHP). An HSA is designed to help account owners save money (via tax-free contributions) to pay for qualified out-of-pocket medical and healthcare expenses (tax-free withdrawals). It can also be used as a supplementary retirement account. … Read more…

Benefits Debit Cards: Practical, Secure, Convenient

Today’s reality highlights the need for benefits debit cards. In a highly mobile, tech-driven society, card payments are the norm rather than the exception. Nearly everywhere, people can use their credit or debit cards as payment: at their doctor’s office, pharmacy, grocery store, retail shops, taxicabs, subway stations, and more. The speed, convenience and security … Read more…

The Summary Plan Description – An Explanation

Summary Plan Description

If you sign up for healthcare benefits through your employer, you have access to your company’s Summary Plan Description (SPD). In short, the SPD provides important details about your benefits plan and how the plan works. An SPD is required by law and must define when employees become eligible to participate in the plan, how … Read more…

Seven Facts Employees Should Know About FSAs and HSAs During Enrollment Season

Benefits enrollment season is a time for making important decisions regarding healthcare expenses for you and your family. In addition to health insurance options, many companies sponsor tax-advantaged healthcare accounts, like Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). FSAs and HSAs are popular because you can save money on taxes while setting aside … Read more…

How Does Medicare Enrollment Affect My HSA Eligibility?

Medicare and HSA eligibility

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offer healthcare consumers who are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) a tax-advantaged tool for setting aside money to pay for qualified medical expenses. In addition to the tax benefits, what makes an HSA especially valuable is the ability to grow the account funds through investing. Then, upon reaching age … Read more…