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Health Savings Accounts Triple Tax Benefit

U.S. News & World Report

The Triple Tax Benefit of Health Savings Accounts U.S. News & World Report
But one instrument, the health savings account, isn’t as well known, although it offers three separate tax benefits. An HSA allows account owners to …

Investor’s Business Daily

HealthEquity Sees The Future Of Health Care In HSAs HQY WFC TMH Investor’s Business Daily
HSAs are tax-advantaged savings accounts available to people enrolled in high-deductible health plans. Because of the high deductibles, such plans …

Columbus Dispatch

Report: Thousands would lose Medicaid coverage under House plan Columbus Dispatch
Most notably, they would have to make monthly contributions to a health-savings account, “ Buckeye Accounts,” consisting of the greater of 2 percent …

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Why We Need Disaster Savings Accounts HSToday (blog)
The model for DSA is similar to that of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA). IRAs and HSAs are tax deferred or …

CNBC

How bad are we at buying health insurance? Very CNBC
In other words, any savings they might ever realize from having lower … and now offers a single, high-deductible plan, with a health savings account.

Madison.com

Board approves state worker health care cuts Madison.com
Also adding cost, at least initially: increasing the state’s contribution to health savings accounts from $170 to $750 for single coverage and $340 to …

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Sen. Cassidy Maps a Plan to Overhaul Obamacare Wall Street Journal (blog)
”We do away with Obamacare mandates,” said Mr. Cassidy of his plan. … Residents would get health savings accounts with age-linked contributions …

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Saving Strategies for People Between Age 55 and Retirement U.S. News & World Report
Other ways to maximize tax-deferred savings are through a traditional individual retirement account, Roth IRA or health savings account.

Shelby Star

Children’s cuts spending increase with narrower network of care Dallas Morning News
The savings, under terms of the deal, represent a lot of money. … Children’s contributes $400 a year for individual health savings accounts, and $800 …

Huffington Post

OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: GOP chairman won’t back extending ObamaCare subsidies The Hill
Cassidy’s plan – which would let states opt out of ObamaCare mandates and instead receive tax credits for health savings accounts – would work in …

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About Health Savings Accounts

Ten Things I Bet You Don’t Know About Health Savings Accounts Forbes
Is Rick Santorum the “Father of Health Savings Accounts”? No, according to the Washington Post, which gave him two pinocchios for the claim.

Accountingweb.com

IRS Issues 2016 Deduction Limits for Health Savings Accounts Accountingweb.com
The IRS recently released the 2016 inflation-adjusted deduction limitations for annual contributions made to a health savings account (HSA).

Florida Today

Explaining the pros/cons of Health Savings accounts Florida Today
QUESTION: I’m 45 and have been healthy all my life. My employer is offering a Health Savings Account. What’s the best way to decide if I should …

Business Insurance

IRS Announces Changes to 2016 Health Savings Account Limits Reports ConnectYourCare PR Web (press release)
ConnectYourCare today announced that the IRS has released its 2016 inflation-adjusted limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in Rev. Proc.

USA TODAY

More Americans focus on 401(k) plans USA TODAY
BankofAmerica Merrill Lynch found that there was a 36.7% rise in the number of new health savings accounts between 2013 and 2014. A gradually …

Slate Magazine

2016 Politics Drive Talk on Entitlements New York Times
He wants to replace Mr. Obama’s national health care law with a system of individual, tax-preferred “health savings accounts.” He told me that those …

HealthEquity Announces Closing of Offering Nasdaq
DRAPER, Utah, May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HealthEquity, Inc. (Nasdaq:HQY), one of the largest U.S. health savings account (HSA) …
azcentral.com

Arizona lawmakers enjoy prime health-care benefits azcentral.com
Some private-sector employers contribute to health-savings accounts, while others do not. High-deductible plans are becoming increasingly common …

How To Plan For Health Costs in Retirement Forbes
Since paying for those costs out of savings is not possible for most … You might also consider using a Health Savings Account (HSA) if you have a …

How To Get A Drug Company To Give You An Experimental Drug And Other Health Care Updates Forbes
The latest and the most comprehensive study of Health Savings Accounts confirms what previous studies have found: they work. In an NBER Working …

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Explaining the pros/cons of Health Savings accounts Florida Today
QUESTION: I’m 45 and have been healthy all my life. My employer is offering a Health Savings Account. What’s the best way to decide if I should …

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How a Health Savings Account Can Give Your Retirement

TheStreet.com

How a Health Savings Account Can Give Your Retirement a Dose of Vigor TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (Main Street) — One way to stash away more savings and avoid paying even more money to Uncle Sam is to open and fund a health

IRS sets 2016 health savings account contribution limits Business Insurance
The maximum contributions that can be made to health savings accounts in 2016 will increase $100 for families, but remain unchanged for individuals.

PR Web

SelectAccount Helps Account Holders Use Their HSA Dollars Smartly by Offering WiserTogether’s PR Newswire (press release)
As one of the largest health savings account (HSA) custodians and account administrators, SelectAccount offers an extensive suite of online resources …

seattlepi.com

GOP plans for reacting to Supreme Court ruling on health law U.S. News & World Report
States could ignore health care law’s requirements that plans cover certain … for families and many businesses, expand health savings accounts.

GOP plans for reacting to Supreme Court ruling on health lawU-T San Diego
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HealthEquity Announces Launch of Offering of Common Stock MarketWatch
HealthEquity services more than 1.4 million health savings accounts for 70 health plan partners and employees at approximately 27,000 companies …

HealthEquity Announces Launch of Offering of Common StockCNNMoney
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Investopedia

How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money Investopedia
Among the middlemen tasked with making today’s health care efficient, … OptumHealth, which operates health savings accounts; and OptumInsight, …

HealthEquity Announces Pricing of Offering of Common Stock CNNMoney
DRAPER, Utah, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HealthEquity, Inc. (Nasdaq:HQY), one of the largest U.S. health savings account (HSA) …

Sacramento Bee

Ben Carson announces candidacy for 2016 presidential race The Michigan Daily
Carson encouraged a program in which newborn babies are given health savings accounts as an alternative to Obamacare. “When a person is born, …

Ben Carson announces candidacy for 2016 presidential race The Michigan Daily
“When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record and a health savings account to which money can be contributed …

What AMC’s Mad Men Tells Us About Healthcare Forbes
It’s also seen in the movement of self-insured plans toward high deductible health savings accounts coupled to preferred provider organizations.

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Health savings accounts easy way

Health savings accounts easy way to manage costs, save on taxes The Columbian
The amount stashed in health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts, which are funded with pre-tax dollars, reached $22.1 billion in …

KARE

Understanding employer health plans with Dan Ament KARE
Financial Advisor Dan Ament with Morgan Stanley shares how a Health Savings Account could help you fatten your accounts for retirement and future …

Lawmakers want Medicaid recipients to help pay for care Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
One of the problems with health care costs is people don’t have to pay for the cost themselves, and health savings accounts would remedy that, …

Grand Haven Tribune

Grand Haven Twp. phases out retiree health benefits Grand Haven Tribune
Eligible township employees were given the option of moving money into a pension and/or retirement health savings account via a buyout. Cargo said …

Grand Haven Tribune

Grand Haven Twp. phases out retiree health benefits Insurance News Net
April 15 — GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP — Retiree health benefits for … the pension and retirement health savings accounts as follows: About $218,821 …

Defend against hits from high-deductible health plans MarketWatch
Paired with high-deductible health insurance plans, health savings accounts allow savers to sock away money for medical expenses now or later.

CBS Local

Move brewing to strip Medicaid expansion from budget Columbus Dispatch
… to require the Department of Medicaid seek approval from federal regulators to allow premiums, health savings accounts and work requirements.

Kansas City Business Journal

UMB Healthcare Services division gets new chairman, exec team Kansas City Business Journal
Triplett has led UMB’s Healthcare Services division for the past 11 years, growing Health Savings Account deposit balances to more than $1 billion in …

UMB Announces Leadership Changes for Healthcare ServicesYahoo Finance UK
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Webster Reports 2015 First Quarter Earnings PR Newswire (press release)
“Commercial Banking once again recorded double-digit loan growth, while HSA Bank opened a record number of new health savings accounts, …

Trading Insights on Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS)Investor Newswire
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Health Savings Accounts Grow In Popularity

International Business Times

Health Savings Accounts Grow In Popularity, Even As Employees And Employers Put Aside Less International Business Times
Health savings accounts debuted in 2003 and quickly became a popular option for employees who wanted to save up for the possibility of unexpected …

Consumers Contributing Less To Health Savings Accounts, Study FindsFoster’s Daily Democrat
Americans Contributed Less to Their Health Savings Accounts in 2014AJMC.com Managed Markets Network
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InvestmentNews (blog)

2 health savings account changes clients can make to unlock their full potential InvestmentNews (blog)
Few topics elicit a greater response from financial advisers than health savings accounts. This interest is warranted as rising health care premiums …

Concord Monitor

Editorial: HSAs are no substitute for ACA coverage Concord Monitor
Dr. Ben Carson sees health savings accounts as a replacement for the … “If you can control the most important thing a person has, their health and …

Cruz can make health care work for small businessesDesMoinesRegister.com
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USA TODAY

4 moves to make now to cut your taxes for 2016 USA TODAY
“Because the money you contribute to this retirement account is not included in your taxable income, … Take advantage of a Health Savings Account.

Bankrate.com

HSAs And FSAs: Why Your Boss May Be Pushing Them | Bankrate.com Bankrate.com
Never heard of a health savings account (HSA)? Or bothered with the flexible spending account (FSA) offered by your employer? Chances are you …

Charlotte Observer

A growing risk: High-deductible health plans can ruin finances Charlotte Observer
Some employers contribute to savings accounts for medical expenses and pay workers for such actions as avoiding tobacco and getting health

Watchdog.org

Consumer-driven health plans help ‘bend the cost curve’ Watchdog.org
But new research suggests that market innovations such as health savings accounts paired with high-deductible insurance coverage (collectively …

Chippewa Herald

Johnson: Free market best solution to rising health care costs Chippewa Herald
He talked about health care, the national budget deficit and the crisis in … The senator pointed to health savings accounts as an example of how …

Concord Monitor

HSAs, not Obamacare, promote personal responsibility, Carson says Concord Monitor
Saying he won’t complain about something without offering an alternative, Carson touted health savings accounts as a way for people to take control …

New online tool can prepare you for financial emergencies The Journey Insurance News Net
I wish we had put more into emergency savings. … and health savings accounts paired with high-deductible health plans offer tax incentives for putting …

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Kaiser Health News on Twitter: “Consumers Contributing Less To Health Savings Accounts, Study twitter.com
… Blocked Unblock Pending Cancel. Kaiser Health News ‏@KHNews Apr 3. Consumers Contributing Less To Health Savings Accounts, Study Finds …

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Who Invented Health Savings Accounts?

Forbes

Who Invented Health Savings Accounts? Forbes
A Washington Post Fact Checker has captured a concise history of Health Savings accounts in an article investigating whether former Pennsylvania …

Did Santorum ‘invent’ health savings accounts?Washington Post (blog)
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U.S. News & World Report

Employers Contributing Less to Workers’ Health Savings Accounts U.S. News & World Report
Employers shelled out an average of $515 toward single workers’ health savings accounts in 2014, a 10 percent decrease from $574 in 2013, United …

Utilizing Health Savings AccountsMemphis Daily News
Employer HSA contributions fallingBenefitsPro
Employers putting less into workers’ health savings accountsCentral Valley Business Times
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Tax tip: Health savings accounts now favored option for insurance Utica Observer Dispatch
Health savings accounts work in conjunction with high deductible health insurance plans that lower costs for employers and help individuals build up …

Tax tip: Health savings accounts now favored option for insurance Utica Observer Dispatch
Within the last few years, health savings accounts have become the favored option for health insurance between employers and employees.

Forbes

Employees Forgo Wellness Cash Incentives Worth Millions Forbes
Incentives include discounted health insurance premiums, lower … (Forbes puts $625 in an employee’s health savings account for completing a …

NPR (blog)

High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now NPR (blog)
Consumer-directed plans, often paired with tax-favored health savings accounts, can require families to pay $5,000 or more per year in out-of-pocket …

High-deductible plans bring lower costs now, but could bring pricey problems down the roadIFAwebnews.com
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Study suggests high-deductible health coverage leads to savings for all Philly.com
Got a high-deductible health plan? The kind that doesn’t pay most medical bills until they exceed several thousand dollars? You’re a foot soldier who’s …

Forbes

Crucial Investment Decisions In Your 50s That Can Make-Or-Break Your Retirement In Your 60s Forbes
The vast majority plan to work in retirement (which isn’t really retirement at all). Do you … Save for medical expenses in your Health Savings Account.

SpaceCoastDaily.com

Consumers Paying Higher Share of Own Healthcare Costs SpaceCoastDaily.com
KAISER HEALTH NEWS — Got a high-deductible health plan? The kind … that switch workers into high-deductible plans can reap enormous savings, …

TheStreet.com

HealthEquity Sinks On Earnings But Growth Story Intact HQY Investor’s Business Daily
HealthEquity provides a technology service platform for managing Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). As health care costs rise, health savings accounts

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Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know NerdWallet (blog)
Planning and saving for health care is an essential part of your overall retirement-planning process. One way to do that is by opening a health savings

Survey: Employer Contributions to Health Savings Accounts Decreasing SYS-CON Media (press release)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwired – March 25, 2015) – In 2014, employees saw a 10 percent decrease in their average single Health Savings Account

The undervalued savings of over-the-counter medicines The Hill (blog)
… million Americans with FSAs and other health savings accounts to use their pre-tax plans to purchase OTC medicines without a doctor’s prescription.

Sacramento Bee

Unions, retirees blast Jerry Brown’s state worker medical plan Sacramento Bee
Meanwhile, state experts said it’s not clear whether a plan with high-monthly premiums and a tax-advantaged health savings account would save …

NC bill would allow special accounts for disabled people News & Observer (blog)
Tamara Barringer, a Cary Republican sponsoring the bill, described the accounts as “flexible savings tools” similar to health savings accounts and …

HealthEquity to Get Healthy Earnings Boost From Affordable Care Act TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — HealthEquity (HQY) helps individuals make health care decisions on health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts …

Forbes

Happy Anniversary Obamacare Taxes, Many Happy Returns Forbes
Yet for most of the approximately 85% of Americans who have health … health savings accounts (HSAs), and Archer Medical Saving accounts (MSAs).

Tallahassee.com

Legislators looking at state employee health insurance Tallahassee.com
… could split any savings with the state, possibly steering some of their cost reductions into health-care savings accounts or flexible-spending accounts

The News-Press

Legislators looking at state employee health insurance The News-Press
… could split savings with the state, possibly steering some of their cost reductions into health-care savings accounts or flexible-spending accounts, …

TheBlaze.com

How We Can Save Medicare: Replace It TheBlaze.com
Suppose Washington, D.C. put $10,000 a year for the next 10 years into 49 million Health Savings Accounts, one for each member of the over-65 …

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Health savings accounts, consumer-driven plans

Health savings accounts, consumer-driven plans growing Business Insurance
Enrollment in health savings accounts continues to grow as more employers are moving to consumer-driven health care plans, Fidelity Investments …

More Employers Offering Health Savings Accounts to Help Workers Save for Health Care Today Business Wire (press release)
Are High-Deductible Health Plans Right For Your Older Clients?Financial Advisor Magazine
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ConnectYourCare to Present on Health Savings Account Innovations at Towers Watson Sponsored PR Web (press release)
ConnectYourCare, the nation’s leading administrator of health savings accounts (HSAs), will be a featured speaker at Towers Watson & Co.’s 15th …

This Health Account Can Add to a Nest Egg TooNew York Times
ConnectYourCare Announces Patent Pending on HSA On Demand®; Innovating Product Offers Insurance News Net
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Senator Roberts Introduces Bill to Repeal Portion of Obamacare Insurance News Net
Nearly 50 million Americans participate in FSAs and other health savings accounts. The accounts allow individuals to set aside their own money each …

Forbes

Of Obamacare’s Many Taxes, What Hurts Most Forbes
Yet most of the approximately 85% of Americans who have health … health savings accounts (HSAs), and Archer Medical Saving accounts (MSAs).

CNBC

Obama needs to loosen grip on retirement plans CNBC
I believe the time is right to “decouple” retirement savings from our employers. … selects, much like what happens today with Health Savings Accounts.

Increased popularity of high-deductible health plans could be bad trend for kids Greeley Tribune
When offered by employers, high-deductible plans sometimes come with the option to set up a health savings account. Those allow employees to …

New Britain Firefighters Contract Raises Pay, Cuts Benefits Hartford Courant
In exchange, the city will be allowed to replace the existing PPO health care plan this summer with a high-deductible plan and health savings accounts

Filers urged to have tax forms ready to go before April 15 deadline Tribune-Review
Barbara Fritsch, a certified public accountant in McCandless, said more of her clients have health savings accounts, which are set up in conjunction …

Medicaid Reform Bill Introduced In Alaska Senate Alaska Public Radio Network
There’s also a section establishing a health savings account by taking 10 percent of a recipient’s Permanent Fund dividend that’s voluntary, but again, …

mySanAntonio.com

5 tips for handling early-year medical expenses mySanAntonio.com
Plan ahead: Many employer-sponsored high-deductible plans come with health savings accounts that can ease the sting from early year medical …

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Senator Rand Paul on Twitter: “Let’s expand health savings accounts and legalize freedom twitter.com
Let’s expand health savings accounts and legalize freedom. …. ‘freedom’ for women to make their OWN health care choices? or are they excluded ?

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Health Savings Accounts

The Cheat Sheet

Hidden Retirement Savings Opportunity: Health Savings Accounts The Cheat Sheet
If you’ve maxed out your contributions to your other retirement accounts, a health savings account (HSA) could be another way to squeeze in some …

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DesMoinesRegister.com

Santorum: Let’s focus on the middle class DesMoinesRegister.com
“But I invented health savings accounts. I was the first member of Congress back in 1992 to introduce health savings accounts in the United States …

PennLive.com (blog)

Ted Cruz wants to make it easier to buy the health coverage you may soon be unable to afford: The PennLive.com (blog)
According to The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress, Cruz’s plan … high-deductible Health Savings Accounts too that don’t really result in much in …

9NEWS.com

5 unique ways to spend your tax refund wisely 9NEWS.com
Fund a Health Savings Account (HSA). If you participate in a health insurance plan with a high deductible, you may be eligible to open and contribute …

Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb leaders: Savings account bill takes from public schools Marietta Daily Journal
“Educational savings accounts, just like health savings accounts, are a way for parents to direct their own child’s education in a way that recognizes …

CHPA Applauds the Family Health Care Flexibility Act Business Wire (press release)
According to the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations, 45 million Americans hold tax-preferred savings accounts, including HSAs …

CORRECTING and REPLACING CHPA Applauds the Restoring Access to Medicines Act of 2015Fort Mills Times
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Flex Helping Insurance Producers During 2015 Special Enrollment Period GlobeNewswire (press release)
The comprehensive Flex product portfolio includes flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), health savings

Blue Nation Review

At Supreme Court, Anti-Obamacare Protesters Cling to Bad Facts Blue Nation Review
Burwell get a health savings account, as he has. But Motley’s understanding of how health care coverage worked seemed confused at best.

KTUU.com

Senate Republicans Preview Medicaid Reform Bill Alaska Public Radio Network
Senator Kelly said his Medicaid reform bill will feature Health Savings Accounts. A portion of the permanent fund dividends of Medicaid recipients …

Washington Blade

CPAC’s right-wing Republican horror show Washington Blade
He is against the Affordable Care Act and for health savings accounts, suggesting we could end Medicaid and fund $5,000 savings accounts for each …

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ATR Supports Bill to Expand and Improve Health Savings Accounts Americans for Tax Reform
This week, H.R. 1196, ‘The Health Savings Act’ was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Health savings accounts (HSAs) are used in …

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Health Savings Accounts Business

Shareholder Urges Webster Financial To Spin Off Health Savings Business Hartford Courant
A major shareholder in the parent of Webster Bank is urging the Waterbury-based lender to spin off its health savings account business, now the …

Hedge fund Kerrisdale says Webster should consider spin-offReuters
UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Kerrisdale says Webster should consider spinoffReuters
Kerrisdale Capital Urges Webster Financial (WBS) to Spin HSA BankStreetInsider.com
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Politico

Obama Cant Be Silent on Health Cares Future Politico
Burwell Supreme Court case over healthcare exchanges this month. … to 1.6 million individual healthcare accounts, like Health Savings Accounts, …

Bill seeks more flexibility in health care savings accounts The Ripon Advance
U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced legislation on Friday that would give families new opportunities and flexibility in planning and paying for the …

5 tips for handling early-year medical expenses NorthJersey.com
Many employer-sponsored high-deductible plans come with health savings accounts that can ease the sting from early year medical expenses.

TIME

BILL SCHUETTE: A prescription for health care after Syliva Mathews Burwell Washington Times
Encourage the use of Health Savings Accounts: By providing access to Health Savings Accounts, consumers would have greater incentives to control …

Dallas Morning News

Know the rules, and choose wisely Dallas Morning News
“Medicare and its impact on HSAs is one of the least understood aspects of the health savings account program,” said Todd Berkley, president of HSA …

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Sawyer County Record

Four Seasons: Hayward Community Credit Union widens the door of opportunity Sawyer County Record
And now HCCU is bolstering its tradition by widening the door of opportunities with revisions in lending rates and terms, new health savings accounts, …

TheStreet.com

Kerrisdale Launches Campaign to Push Webster Into an HSA Spinoff TheStreet.com
based bank’s HSA unit recently became the nation’s largest provider of health savings accounts, largely due to its acquisition of JPMorgan Chase’s …

5 tips for handling early-year medical expenses mySanAntonio.com
Many employer-sponsored high-deductible plans come with health savings accounts that can ease the sting from early-year medical expenses.

5 tips for handling early-year medical expensesInsurance News Net
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