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 …


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 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
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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.

HSAs And FSAs: Why Your Boss May Be Pushing Them |
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

Consumer-driven health plans help ‘bend the cost curve’
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 …

Kaiser Health News on Twitter: “Consumers Contributing Less To Health Savings Accounts, Study
… 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?


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.


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
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Study suggests high-deductible health coverage leads to savings for all
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 …


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.

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

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
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — HealthEquity (HQY) helps individuals make health care decisions on health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts …


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).

Legislators looking at state employee health insurance
… 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, …

How We Can Save Medicare: Replace It
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 …


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).


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, …

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

Senator Rand Paul on Twitter: “Let’s expand health savings accounts and legalize freedom
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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Santorum: Let’s focus on the middle class
“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 … (blog)

Ted Cruz wants to make it easier to buy the health coverage you may soon be unable to afford: The (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 …

5 unique ways to spend your tax refund wisely
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.

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 …

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
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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
Many employer-sponsored high-deductible plans come with health savings accounts that can ease the sting from early year medical expenses.


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, …

Kerrisdale Launches Campaign to Push Webster Into an HSA Spinoff
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
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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Health Savings Accounts

6 Key Reasons Why Investing in a Taxable Account Is Underrated
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 …

Saturday’s letters: Health care reforms are working
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
… 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. (press release)

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

Rolling up our sleeves on real healthcare solutions in 2015
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 …


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
This alternative must focus on improving our health care system with tort reform, the expansion of health savings accounts and by giving Americans …

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

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 (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, …


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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