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Health Savings Accounts

6 Key Reasons Why Investing in a Taxable Account Is Underrated Morningstar.com
You’ll have to choose from a preset menu if you’re investing in a company retirement plan, health savings account, or 529. And while you’ll have more …
Politico

Saturday’s letters: Health care reforms are working Tampabay.com
However, I do not think that tort reform and health savings accounts are any way to help the 38 percent of 18-to-34-year-old Floridians who he states …

High Medical Expenses Haunt Retirees, But Insurance and Creativity Can Save the Day MainStreet
The diagnosis from these experts: get as much insurance as you can afford, be creative with tools such as health savings accounts and expect to pay …

HSAs Increase 29% To Nearly 14 Million Accounts Insurance News Net
The number of health savings accounts (HSAs) grew to 13.8 million at the end of 2014, an increase of 29 percent over 2013, according to a consulting …

Managed Care magazine

Don’t Overlook Importance of Pharm Benefits in CDHPs Managed Care magazine
These CDHPs plans typically combine high deductible coverage with either a health savings account or a health reimbursement account.

You can still reduce your taxable income NBCNews.com
… opportunities to reduce your taxable income, says CNBC’s Sharon Epperson. Contributing to tax-advantaged accounts like a health savings account

Florida Today

When can you completely avoid taxes? Florida Today
The first is to fund Health Savings Accounts. These accounts (HSAs) are open to individuals and families with qualified health insurance plans.

CUinsight.com (press release)

Promote saving during America Saves Week – February 23–28, 2015 CUinsight.com (press release)
Mr. Zuehlke provides clients with technical support on tax-advantaged accounts (including individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, …

Watchdog.org

Rolling up our sleeves on real healthcare solutions in 2015 Watchdog.org
Health care Choice Act: Sponsored with Jerry Sexton, this proposal would authorize Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) within the TennCare program.

Go Banking Rates

20 Things You Should Know About Saving Money in Your 20s Go Banking Rates
A well-padded savings account will enable you to achieve your most … that’s realistic for your income and working toward healthy spending habits.

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Health Savings Account could be right for you

Money Matters: Why a Health Savings Account could be right for you News & Observer
My insurance company is sending information encouraging me to open a Health Savings Account. I’ve heard of these but have never paid any …

Medicare’s Biggest Little Secret: Seniors Can Have A Medical Savings Account Forbes
But unlike Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which allow deposits from anyone (yourself, your employer, and even other family members) for the …

Michigan State University Extension

Affording health care costs: Part 4 Michigan State University Extension
The good news is there are ways to manage your health care costs to save money. This article will focus on Health Savings Accounts for your health …

Doctors push for health care for those in ‘coverage gap’ KSAT San Antonio
“The enrollees are going to have to come up with some co-pays, they’re going to have to make contributions to health savings accounts, and so it …

High-deductible plans shortchanging health Dallas Morning News
Paying more for health care is a cost-saving idea popular with a lot of … the health savings account that is paired with high-deductible health plans.

A Different Kind Of Gift For Valentine’s Day Forbes
Retirement accounts (like a 401k and an IRA), 529 and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, annuities, health savings accounts, and life insurance …
St George News

Reps. Stewart, Gabbard introduce Veterans Tricare Choice Act St George News
Under current federal law, it is illegal for a Tricare-eligible veteran to participate in a Health Savings Account program. The Veterans Tricare Choice …

BenefitsPro

On health care, Texas can do better TribTalk
Conservative lawmakers have long promoted health savings accounts as one of the best ways to reform our health care system. Indeed, the national …

Column: An alternative to Obamacare Tampabay.com
This alternative must focus on improving our health care system with tort reform, the expansion of health savings accounts and by giving Americans …
Forbes

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

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Health Savings Accounts more popular

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Should Paid Sick Leave Be Mandatory? Why Not Liberate Health Savings Accounts Instead? Forbes
Instead of requiring employers to give their employees paid sick leave why not allow employees to draw from a Health Savings Account (HSA) to …

Obamacare may be making health savings accounts more popular MarketWatch
I don’t think the architects of Obamacare have much fondness for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). But Obamacare may be making these accounts …

Important Reminders on Dental Coverage, Health Savings Accounts and Pharmacy Refills University of Cincinnati
Employer and employee contributions were deposited to Health Savings Accounts (for those with High Deductible Health Plans) on Friday, Jan.

Health savings and reimbursement accounts show modest balances ModernHealthcare.com (blog)
These plans feature high deductibles with either health savings or health reimbursement accounts. The theory is that people in such plans will use …
Not All Health Savings Plans Are Created Equal JD Supra (press release)
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have gained in popularity since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but many employers are unclear …

The Tennessean

Insure Tennessee opponent pitches health reform bills The Tennessean
The other bill would establish personal health savings accounts in lieu of Medicaid. The plan would credit federal money into participants’ accounts …

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

One choice bill for education reform Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
While some people have wrongly likened an ESA to a voucher, it’s more akin to a Health Savings Account. Hamilton calls it “a parent-driven, …

VentureBeat

Stripe-backed Stellar’s new integration gives poor South African girls savings accounts VentureBeat
… uses the platform to let pregnant women rate health care facilities they’ve visited … But Give a Girl a Savings Account emphasizes saving, not spending. Kim says that Vumi is focusing on savings accounts as a tool to help women …

U.S. News & World Report

5 Ways to Save on Health Care Costs U.S. News & World Report
One of the best ways to save on health care costs comes in the form of a flexible spending account or a health savings account. While each have …

Four Down But Not Out Small Caps Forbes
WAGEWORKS WAGEWORKS provides on-demand administration solutions for programs like flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings

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Health Savings Account Balances Increase

Health Savings Account Balances Increase Roll Call (blog)
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-exempt account used to pay for health care expenses. Ideally, the account allows an individual to monitor …

Wichita Business Journal

UMB hits $1B milestone for health savings accounts Wichita Business Journal
This is part of a continued growth trajectory for UMB Healthcare and an example of a collective movement toward health savings accounts (HSAs) …

UMB Surpasses $1 Billion in Health Savings Account Deposits and AssetsRock Hill Herald (press release)
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San Antonio Express-News

Medicaid experts: Health savings accounts reduce access to care Wyoming Tribune
“Therefore, they need to have some skin in the game with these health savings accounts, or higher copayments and premiums. But with low-income …

EagleFordTexas.com

Medicaid bill loses savings accounts Insurance News Net
Charles Scott , R- Casper , would have established accounts that Medicaid enrollees … “But it’s essential to making this health savings account work.”.

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Medicaid bill loses savings accounts Wyoming Tribune
Charles Scott, R-Casper, would have established accounts that Medicaid enrollees … “But it’s essential to making this health savings account work.”

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming’s proposed Medicaid compromise relies on virtual money, incentives to save Casper Star-Tribune Online
Labor, Health and Social Services members attached the Health Savings Account concept pushed during the interim session by Sen. Charles Scott …

Committee advances Medicaid expansion with savings account amendmentDaily Journal
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Curtail 529 college savings plans Boston Globe
… worthy goals, similar to individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans for retirement savings and health savings accounts for medical expenses.

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Medicaid experts: Health accounts, ‘virtual funds’ wouldn’t fly Casper Star-Tribune Online
It may be for the best that the state Senate killed an amendment to a Medicaid expansion bill that would have required health savings accounts, two …

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Contributing to a HSA in 2015

Minimum
Deductible
Maximum
Out-of-Pocket
Contribution Limit 55+ Contribution
Single $1,300 $6,450 $3,350 $1,000
Family $2,600 $12,900 $6,650 $1,000
Kiplinger Personal Finance

Contributing to a HSA in 2015 Kiplinger Personal Finance
See Contributing to Your Health Savings Account for more information. Can I contribute the full amount for 2015 now if I currently have an HSA-eligible …

PR Newswire

Webster acquires health savings account business Westfair Online
Waterbury-based Webster Financial Corp., the holding company for Webster Bank NA, recently acquired the health savings account business of …

Webster Bank Shares Jump on Strong Quarterly ProfitsHartford Courant
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nwitimes.com

Pence set to announce health plan approval nwitimes.com
Pence’s HIP 2.0 is an altered version of the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan, which currently provides health savings accounts to about 40,000 people.

Baltimore Business Journal (blog)

Hunt Valley health IT firm ConnectYourCare raises $5.1M Baltimore Business Journal (blog)
ConnectYourCare develops tools designed to help employers and employees get the most out of their health savings accounts and other health care …

Arkansas Times (blog)

Hutchinson’s private option plan would nix cost-sharing and savings accounts below poverty line Arkansas Times (blog)
It would halt co-pays and the Health Independence Account program on private option beneficiaries below the poverty line, and it would nix future …

Huffington Post

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Expands Medicaid Under Obamacare Huffington Post
… and health savings accounts. Adults without disabilities who are currently enrolled in traditional Medicaid will be moved to the Healthy Indiana Plan, …

Watchdog.org

OK lawmaker pushes for school choice savings accounts Watchdog.org
An Oklahoma lawmaker is pushing for education savings accounts that will put a … City, plans to reintroduce his bill for education savings accounts. … funding will go into the savings account, and, like health savings accounts, any …

TIME

Obama’s Proposed Changes to 529 College Savings Plans Would Reduce Benefits New York Times
President Obama is proposing a radical change to the 529 college savings … (Those figures also include health savings accounts, but still provide a …

LocalNews8.com

Lawmakers push Mead administration’s Medicaid expansion bill Rock Hill Herald
Charles Scott, R-Casper, is chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee and a proponent of the savings account approach.

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Health Savings Account

Webster Financial Completes Acquisition of Health Savings Account Business from JPMor… CNNMoney
Since pioneering health savings accounts in 2004, HSA Bank has earned a reputation as a leader in consumer-directed health care by setting a high …

Veterans Need Health Savings Accounts, Not Second-Rate Health Care Investor’s Business Daily
Recent scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs have exposed the sad reality that those who served in uniform are forced into a second-rate …

Sacramento Bee

Jerry Brown wants state workers to pay ahead for retiree benefits Sacramento Bee
The state would begin offering a high-deductible health plan and health savings accounts, the budget summary states, and lengthen how long …

Kiplinger Personal Finance

10 Financial To-Dos for 2015 Kiplinger Personal Finance
Get triple tax savings in a health savings account. If you have a high-deductible health insurance policy, contributing to an HSA can be one of the most …

5 ways to maximize retirement savings in your 20s and 30sYahoo Finance (blog)
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MarketWatch

How to use your HSA as an investment tool MarketWatch
A health savings account, or HSA, is only good for paying for your … Flexible spending accounts, or FSAs, allow people to save pretax money for …

KHI News Service

Hospitals hope Kansas will follow recent red-state trend on Medicaid expansion KHI News Service
It also would give newly eligible beneficiaries the option of purchasing high-deductible plans or help them create health savings accounts and …

A Health Care Agenda for the New Congress Beyond “Repeal Obamacare” | Commentary Roll Call
Joining it in the dustbin should be the “medicine cabinet tax,” which prevents individuals with Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings

HealthWarehouse.com Relaunches Website for Consumers Who Pay out of Pocket for Prescriptions Insurance News Net
CINCINNATI –(BUSINESS WIRE)– HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTCQB:HEWA), the only Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS) accredited …

The Elsberry Democrat

Blaine’s Bulletin, by US Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer The Elsberry Democrat
It would reform medical malpractice laws in a common-sense way, expand access to Health Savings Accounts, and safeguard individuals with …

It’s like a Health Savings Account

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Say hey to the ESA Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
It’s like a Health Savings Account. “It can be used for any educational purpose. It can be used for private school tuition. But it can also be used for …

THV 11

Arkansas approved for changes to ‘private option’ THV 11
… for changes to the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion that will require recipients to make monthly co-payments to health savings accounts and …

Deposit Accounts (blog)

IncredibleBank Launches a New Top-Rate Savings Account Deposit Accounts (blog)
IncredibleBank’s savings account appears to be very similar to the bank’s money market … The bank also has a competitive Health Savings Account.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

At A Glance Tax-Savvy Moves for 2015 Wall Street Journal (blog)
More companies are adopting high-deductible health insurance plans. These plans are usually paired with health savings accounts (HSAs), and the …

Unexpected expenses: Failure to plan for unforeseen costs can hurt household budget, lead to INFORUM
More than four in 10 Americans got hit with car-related and healthcare …. When it comes to health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts, …

Failure to plan for unforeseen costs can hurt household budget, lead to financial crisesGrand Forks Herald
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Health-Care Issues States Should Watch in 2015 Governing
Much of the health-care conversations this year will concentrate on two … at all income levels to contribute to health savings accounts to offset costs, …

Flathead Publishing Group

Medicaid expansion, state health facilities top priorities for 2015 Casper Star-Tribune Online
Medicaid expansion, state health facilities top priorities for 2015 … for applicants and relies on the funding of personal health savings accounts.

Experts: Unexpected expenses could cost you Dickinson Press
More than four in 10 Americans got hit with car-related and health-care … When it comes to health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts, …

Essential Tax-Planning Tips to Start the New Year Off Right MainStreet
… Education Savings Account, a Section 529 College Savings Plan, a Health Savings Account, or an ABLE Account for tax year 2015, do it today.

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Health Savings Accounts

Sophia Bera: Gen Y’s health savings plan Bellingham Herald
If you’re in that age group, a great complement to your plan is a health savings account, which helps you fund your health care costs until you meet the …

5 Questions to Make Your New Year’s Financial Resolutions Forbes
If you contribute to a retirement plan and maybe a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) at work, you’re already doing this.

Year-end tips may yield big tax savings Columbus Dispatch
Year-end tips may yield big tax savings … and in 2015 they can put $3,350 in a Health Savings Account, or more for families and those 55 or older.

8 Valuable Personal Finance Lessons From 2014 Kiplinger Personal Finance
With most high-deductible policies, you qualify for a health savings account. An HSA provides a triple tax break: Contributions are tax-deductible (or …

The Seven Most Memorable Healthcare Books of 2014, Part Two: Politics And Money Forbes
Healthcare accounts for almost 18% of our GDP, and, surprisingly to many, … So politics and money tend to collide promiscuously in the healthcare system. … high-deductible health plans and accompanying health savings accounts.

Skipped care a side effect of high-deductible health plans The Seattle Times
Health Savings Accounts generally have higher out-of-pocket expenses because they expect that an individual or employer is depositing tax-free …

The Silver Lining of HSAs Motley Fool
More employers today are offering health savings accounts, or HSAs, and high-deductible health care plans for their employees — and over time, they …

Legislators chose Indiana-based Medicaid expansion plan The Sheridan Press (subscription)
The Interim Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee … The Indiana-based plan would establish a savings account into which …

Robert Samuelson: Health spending – under control? TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
This would be fabulous news, because rising health spending has had … of high-deductible insurance policies coupled with “health savings accounts.

Fully Funded: Three Tips to Help You Use Remaining Health Account Cash The Ledger
Fully Funded: Three Tips to Help You Use Remaining Health Account Cash … But these accounts come with a big catch: Often you have to use the … to be, but it still pays to map out a strategy to ensure that no savings are left behind.

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Health Savings Accounts You Should Consider

U.S. News & World Report

7 Retirement Savings Accounts You Should Consider U.S. News & World Report
More people are being offered something that they may not recognize as a retirement savings tool: a health savings account. These accounts are …

U.S. News & World Report

7 Ways to Beef Up Your Savings U.S. News & World Report
More end-of-year ideas include donating to charity, tapping out health savings accounts, and investing in energy-efficient improvements at home that …

WyoFile

Lawmakers dump vetted SHARE plan, adopt Scott’s Medicaid plan WyoFile
… by the state, according to experts. Scott’s bill would establish health savings accounts — a provision that will require further negotiations with CMS.

Wyoming lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion proposalCasper Star-Tribune Online
Lawmakers press ahead on Medicaid expansionWyoming Tribune
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Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Baxter City Council adds health care savings plan Brainerd Daily Dispatch
The city council approved establishing a health care savings plan with the … pay period of each month for deposit into the health savings account.

Houston Chronicle

3 tips on using remaining health account funds USA TODAY
More than 15 million workers have these accounts, which gave customers a chance to set … That mandate isn’t as firm as it used to be, but it still pays to map out a strategy to ensure that no savings are left behind. … Health club dues.

HealthEquity to Present at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan 2015 Healthcare Conference CNNMoney
HealthEquity services more than 1.1 million health savings accounts for 57 health plan partners and employees at 25,000+ companies across the …

WyoFile

Wyoming Medicaid expansion hopes are dashed again WyoFile
Scott’s bill would make participants put minimal amounts of money into health savings accounts, with government funds making up the vast majority of …

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Houston Chronicle

Three tips to help use remaining health account funds TheNewsTribune.com
That mandate isn’t as firm as it used to be, but it still pays to map out a strategy to ensure that no savings are left behind. Here are some important …

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Everything You Need To Know About Health Savings Accounts

Forbes

The 411 On HSAs: Everything You Need To Know About Health Savings Accounts Forbes
Whether we like it or not, we’re stuck in an era of rising health care costs—and even with insurance, we’re all increasingly bearing the brunt of it.

Wall Street Journal

HSAs Solve a Firm’s Health-Care Dilemma Wall Street Journal
To provide that value, the adviser made another suggestion: Pair a high-deductible insurance policy with health savings accounts. The client was …

Open Enrollment: How to Make the Most of Your HSAThe Fiscal Times
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Autism Daily Newscast

ABLE Act could see action from US Senate this week West Virginia MetroNews
Legislation that would let people with disabilities set up savings accounts to cover future housing, transportation and other … “He’s only 11, but he’s very healthy and very likely to outlive his father and I and we, like with our other two …

NerdWallet

Is Obamacare Slowing Health Care Spending? Forbes
In real terms (a more accurate measure), the increase in health care … developments: the growth of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), the growth of …

Syracuse.com

High deductibles, stagnant wages choke affordability of employees’ health insurance ModernHealthcare.com
American families with employer-based health insurance aren’t really … for employees through tax-free mechanisms such as health savings accounts.

Boston Herald

House OKs bill to help families of disabled save KTVZ
Between college savings accounts, health savings accounts and individual retirement accounts, all other Americans have multiple tax-exempt …

Washington Times

Tom Coburn: Tax breaks exploited by wealthy athletes and musicians, driving up rates Washington Times
He said health savings accounts, or HSAs, which are similar to FSAs but strictly regulated to apply to approved medical expenses, are a key incentive …

The Biggest Drivers of Public Employees’ Rising Health Costs Governing
The most common adjustment for current employees was to move participants to high-deductible plans with health savings accounts, with 19 percent …