Infographic: HSAs – A Growth Opportunity for TPAs

Since 2004, HSAs have skyrocketed in popularity. They are now the second most popular tax-advantaged account next to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). As HSA-qualified high deductible health plans continue to grow, third party administrators have plenty of opportunity to jump into the market.

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HSA FAQs

Health Savings Accounts are increasing in popularity due to participants’ ability to reduce healthcare expenses, save on taxes, and put additional money aside for retirement. HSAs have been available since 2005, and people have many questions about how to qualify for an account, what expenses are eligible, how to open an account, and other Health Savings Account FAQs. Here’s what you need to know about these powerful tax-advantaged tools.

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HSA Contribution Limits Announced

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced updated HSA annual contribution limits. An important part of consumer-directed healthcare, HSAs offer participants enrolled in HSA-qualified (HDHP) health plans a way to save on taxes while setting aside money for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for themselves and their families.

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10 Things to Know about HSAs

Unlike an FSA or an HRA, both of which are owned by the employer, HSAs are owned by the individual. This means that the account owner funds the HSA, spends the money (within IRS regulations), earns interest, and chooses whether or not to invest the money. Most importantly, the individual keeps the account (HSA portability) should their employment status change due to job loss, changing company, or retirement. Employers may also choose to contribute to the HSA, but the account owner keeps the funds.

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Quick Guide to HSA Eligible Expenses

Since they were enacted in 2003, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have become an integral part of the consumer directed healthcare landscape for those with a high deductible health plan. One of the chief benefits of having an HSA is that account holders can use that money to pay for a wide range of eligible medical expenses for themselves, their spouses, and their tax dependents.

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HRA vs HSA: Examining the Similarities and Differences

Do you know the difference between a HRA vs HSA? The key difference between the two is that an HRA is employer-owned whereas an HSA is employee-owned. With an HSA, the employee keeps the account and can transfer it when he or she changes jobs. Account holders may also invest their HSA funds.

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Keys to Increasing HDHP and HSA Adoption: An Infographic

Offering HSAs paired with a High Deductible Health Plan are an important part of many employer-sponsored benefit plans. To improve plan and account adoption, employers, brokers, and third party administrators need to understand employees’ concerns and how an HSA with HDHP can address them.

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