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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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 …

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

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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Pence set to announce health plan approval
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, …

OK lawmaker pushes for school choice savings accounts
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 …


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 …

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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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 Relaunches Website for Consumers Who Pay out of Pocket for Prescriptions Insurance News Net
CINCINNATI –(BUSINESS WIRE)–, 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 …