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One Way to Control Health Costs: Health Savings Accounts

Wall Street Journal (blog)

One Way to Control Health Costs: Health Savings Accounts Wall Street Journal (blog)
The survey found that health savings accounts tied to high-deductible plans with lower premiums have grown in popularity. Overall, 14% of all those …

Washington Times

Arkansas requests health savings accounts, transportation restrictions for ‘private option’ The Republic
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansas is asking the federal government to allow changes to the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion that would …

Arkansas requests health savings accounts, transportation restrictions for ‘private option’Greenfield Daily Reporter
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Forbes

Concierge Medicine For All: Direct Primary Care Is The Solution For Our Health Care System Forbes
We are in an corrupt, bureaucratic, enormously expensive healthcare … deductible insurance plans combined with health savings accounts (HSAs).

Rule Changes Increase Flexibility in Pretax Health Care Accounts New York Times
About 14 million families participate in health F.S.A.s, the federal … plans, which are often paired with tax-advantaged health savings accounts, …

Few comments submitted on Pence’s HIP 2.0 proposal nwitimes.com
Mike Pence’s proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid … But if an enrollee fails to make their health savings account contribution, …

CNBC

3 ways to save money on health insurance CNBC
But you have to take action and analyze your health benefits. Nearly 150 … Put away money in a Health Savings Account for now, or later. A Health …

Rock Hill Herald (press release)

Ascensus College Savings Releases Survey of 529 Plan Savers Rock Hill Herald (press release)
A new study from Ascensus College Savings—the nation’s largest … It also administers more than 1.5 million IRAs and health savings accounts.

Disability Scoop

Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts Disability Scoop
Modeled after the popular 529 college savings plans, funds deposited in ABLE accounts could be used to pay for education, health care, …

Patented Innovative Point-of-Service (POS) Technology Key to True Healthcare Reform Insurance News Net
16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — High Deductible Health Plans with a Health Savings Account are here to stay. They save money ( $21 million or more for …

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Using health savings account in retirement planning CNBC Video
CNBC consumer reporter, Kelli Grant, offers tips on how to use health savings accounts in retirement planning.

Using health savings account in retirement planning Yahoo Finance
Watch the video Using health savings account in retirement planning on Yahoo Finance . CNBC consumer reporter, Kelli Grant, offers tips on how to …

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Health Plan Deductibles

New York Times

High Health Plan Deductibles Weigh Down More Employees New York Times
High-deductible plans are often used with health savings accounts, as long as the plan deductibles in 2015 exceed $1,300 for single people or $2,600 …

OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash Baltimore Sun
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen.

Politico

Don’t Just Replace Obamacare—Replace the Great Society The Weekly Standard (blog)
Singapore has a universal system of consumer-driven health savings accounts and high-deductible insurance. Neither are libertarian utopias, but both …

5 Things to Do Now To Cut Your Tax Bill Next April TIME
Feed the tax-advantaged plans. Start by making sure you’re putting the maximum amount possible into your own health savings account, if you have …

San Francisco Federal Credit Union HSA Checking Account Rates Today at 0.75% APY Go Banking Rates
A health savings account is designed to build savings, with high interest, tax-deferred benefits and all the flexibility needed for anyone with a …

TONI KING: Wrong Medicare decision cost me $5000 a year Your Houston News
I put about $5,000 per year into a tax sheltered account for medical expenses. … HSA, signing up for Part A may disqualify me for the tax free savings plan. … and be covered under a group health plan based on current employment …

Wrong Medicare decision cost me $5000 a year! Your Houston News
I put about $5,000 per year into a tax sheltered account for medical … is an HSA, signing up for Part A may disqualify me for the tax free savings plan. … a group health plan based on current employment not an individual health plan.

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Health savings account rules and regulations Bankrate.com
Health savings accounts can grow over time to become a significant part of your wealth. You just have to know all the rules.

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Rules For Having A Health Savings Account (HSA)

Investopedia

Rules For Having A Health Savings Account (HSA) Investopedia
Since Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were established in 2003 as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act, they …

How The Father Of Health Savings Accounts Was Felled By An Office Romance D Healthcare Daily
Best known as the “Father of Health Savings Accounts,” Goodman was the founding president of the 31-year-old NCPA and a nationally quoted …

Underwriters Launch Coverage On Healthequity With Outperform Benzinga
The company, which offers health care savings accounts and related services, held its $133 million initial public offering July 31, opening at $14 a …

A New Buying Opportunity For HealthEquity, Inc. At Upcoming Quiet Period Expiration (HQY)Seeking Alpha (registration)
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DR 101: Should You Use an HSA for Retirement Savings The Dough Roller
Should you use a Health Savings Account (HSA) to save for retirement? That’s the question a listener to the Dough Roller Money Podcast asked …

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Business Savings Accounts Fifth Third Bank
Business savings accounts, money markets, and CDs from Fifth Third put excess funds to work while maintaining flexibility … Health Savings Account.

Health Savings Accounts to Invest for Retirement

Using Health Savings Accounts to Invest for Retirement New York Times
Health savings accounts are often promoted as a way to help cover continuing out-of-pocket medical costs. But the accounts, which have tax …

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An Overlooked Vehicle for Retirement Savings Morningstar.com
An Overlooked Vehicle for Retirement Savings … But there’s one retirement wrapper that you may be neglecting: a health savings account (HSA).

The Error-Proof Portfolio: Don’t Get Nickel and Dimed by Your Health Savings Account Morningstar.com
That was the gist of several emails and comments that followed my recent article about using a health savings account as a retirement-funding vehicle.

Reform Update: Arkansas may make Medicaid enrollees fund HSAs ModernHealthcare.com
Similar health savings account programs for Medicaid beneficiaries exist in Michigan, which has expanded Medicaid, and Indiana, which has not.

3 Reasons to Treat Obamacare Side Effects With HSAs Wall St. Cheat Sheet
In order to help manage rising health care costs and comply with new … place more responsibility on employees and make health savings accounts

Remember the basics of financial planning Covington News
Does your current medical plan permit you to utilize a Health Savings Account (HAS)? … Is a 401-K savings plan available and is there a Roth option?

In Arkansas’ Private-Plan Medicaid Expansion Model, Enrollees May Have To Contribute To HSAs Kaiser Health News
… a health savings account. The state has proposed to the CMS that, beginning in 2015, its Medicaid beneficiaries would have to contribute to Health …

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Should I Contribute To A 401k, Roth IRA, Or Health Savings Account?
Eyes on the Dollar ⋅ Kim Parr
Choosing a 401k, Roth IRA, or Health savings account for retirement investing This is not a post for someone who has never invested in anything.

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health savings account – contribution limit TurboTax Support – Intuit
I started a health savings account this year (Jan 1, 2014) and at the beginning of the year my spouse was on it with me. She left my health plan to join …

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Savings accounts save you money on health care costs

Savings accounts save you money on health care costs Idaho Press-Tribune
Health Savings Accounts and Idaho Medical Savings Accounts allow people to save money for medical expenses and deduct what they contribute to …

More on Health and Medical Savings Accounts Napa Valley Register
Dear Tom and Alan: In your last column (July 31) you said Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have been around since the early 1990s. I just read an …

Arkansas Private Option’s Latest Boondoggle: “Health Independence Accounts” Increase Forbes
But one of the many promises to continue this ObamaCare Medicaid expansion for another year was that the state would be adding Health Savings

NPR

Companies Predict Small 2015 Health Cost Rise — With A Catch Huffington Post
Large employers expect their health care expenses to rise a modest amount … high-deductible insurance paired with tax-free health savings accounts

HopeSource Healthy Investments: Manage those bank accounts Daily Record-News
Health savings account: A tax-advantaged savings account for anything medical related, such as prescriptions, available to those enrolled in a …

An Apple A Day: Don’t take away my HSA Insurance News Net
Aug. 13 –After moaning and groaning about the trouble it took to get reimbursed for my health expenses through my Health Savings Account, my …

Indiana state employee health benefits lag Palladium-Item
WASHINGTON – Health plans for Indiana state employees are less … that are combined with health savings accounts intended to give consumers an …

GoLocal Worcester

Smart Benefits: Popularity of HSAs Continues to Rise GoLocal Worcester
A recent survey by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) reveals that Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) experienced double-digit growth over last …

Employers anticipate 4th quarter insurance renewals The Tennessean
The idea at the time was to help employers delay the impact of health … Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a tax-advantaged way to save cash that …

Lumina News

5 Unconventional Ways To Use Your Accounts Forbes
If you know anything about 401(k)s, IRAs, and HSAs, you probably know that the first two are for retirement savings and the last is for health care …

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Health Savings Accounts
The Latest News, Analysis & Commentary Regarding Health Savings Accounts ⋅ dbperrin01
It’s called a Health Savings Account (HSA). Whether you already have an HSA or you’re interested in learning more, here are some basic points.

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Health Savings Accounts Reach Almost $23 Billion

Health Savings Accounts Reach Almost $23 Billion in June DigitalJournal.com
MINNEAPOLIS–(Business Wire)–According to the 8th semi-annual Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) survey and resulting research report conducted …

HSAs reach nearly $23 billionBenefitsPro
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SelectAccount Celebrates 25th Anniversary DigitalJournal.com
SelectAccount, a leading provider of medical savings accounts, celebrates 25 years dedicated to health care account administration. A legacy built on …

Sellersville’s employee health insurance costs more than doubling to meet federal Affordable Care Montgomery Newspapers
Health Savings Accounts, which Sellersville does not now have, would have to be added if plans with high out-of-pocket costs for the employees were …

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Arkansas holds hearings on changes to state’s compromise Medicaid expansion The Republic
… in the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion to contribute to health savings accounts and face new limits on emergency transportation.

High-Five! Jellyvision’s ALEX(R) Helps Adobe Reduce Tax Liability by $4.7 Million CNNMoney
As described in this case study, Adobe enrolled 62 percent of its almost 6,000 employees in health savings account (HSA) plans — and both reduced …

Cecil Township supervisors Observer-Reporter
… portion of the meeting, residents Ed Badia and David Bradwell questioned supervisors about the township’s health savings account for employees.

The most likely conflict zone between Pence, Obama Indianapolis Business Journal
They don’t like health savings accounts and the high-deductible health plans they’re typically matched with. But they’ve resigned themselves to the …

OUPblog (blog)

The HSA/HRA response to Hobby Lobby OUPblog (blog)
… be required to fund for its employees independently-administered health savings accounts (HSAs) or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).

YourLifeSolution.com Offers 3 Step Plan to Utilize Healthcare Reform in Americans Favor Insurance News Net
The current tax-deductible contribution for families utilizing a health savings account is $6550 . According to YourLifeSolution.com, it makes more …

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Health Savings Account lgfcu
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-deductible investment that can help keep you and your wallet healthy.

Health Savings Associates Insurance Services, Inc: “The HSA Team” LinkedIn
-Health Savings Account (HSA) Eligible Plans -Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA’s) -Ancillary Benefits: Life, Disability, Dental, Vision, STD, …

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Health Savings Accounts and preventative care

Health Savings Accounts Weekly update ⋅ August 2, 2014
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Health Savings Accounts and preventative care Napa Valley Register
Tom: A little background: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have been around since the early 1990s. They are simply separate financial accounts a …

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Officials propose health savings accounts, transportation limits for Arkansas Medicaid plan Daily Journal
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansas is proposing requiring many participants in the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion contribute monthly to …

HealthEquity Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares Wall Street Journal
HealthEquity, Inc. (Nasdaq: HQY), one of the largest U.S. Health Savings Account non-bank custodians, today announced that the underwriters of its …

HealthEquity Announces Pricing of Initial Public OfferingWall Street Journal
HealthEquity prices IPO at $14, above the rangeNASDAQ
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Savings Account Rates Today: Members Credit Union HSA at 1.25% APY Go Banking Rates
The credit union’s health savings account is for members enrolled in a high-deductible health insurance plan — a must-have financial service with an …

BenefitsPro

$1 million in your HSA account? BenefitsPro
Health savings accounts could help generate huge sums to offset health care costs in retirement, at least for some Americans, according to the …

Investors Should Take Care To Get A Piece Of Upcoming HealthEquity IPO (HQY) Seeking Alpha (registration)
HQY, provider of a platform designed to assist in the management of health savings accounts, plans to raise $100.1 million in its upcoming IPO.

Taking A Stab At HSA Growth Projections Insurance News Net
A worker who contributes the maximum allowable amounts for 40 years without any withdrawals into a health savings account (HSA) could …

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THV 11

Arkansas details changes to Medicaid expansion THV 11
… state’s compromise Medicaid expansion contribute monthly to health savings accounts and new limits on transportation for non-emergency services.

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Health Savings Account plans: not a bargain?
Health Unsurance ⋅ Linda Riddell
I’ve looked at Health Savings Account plans, and they seem to come with higher premiums than I would have expected. Shouldn’t these plans be …

5 Tips in 5 Minutes: Health Savings Accounts
First International Bank ⋅ firstintlbank
With the new Health Care Reform Act taking place, we’re starting to hear more about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), but many are still unsure of …

Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

NPR (blog)

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid NPR (blog)
The states of Michigan and Indiana have already implemented health savings accounts for their Medicaid programs, modeled after the accounts that …

Arkansas Weighs Plan To Make Some Medicaid Enrollees Fund Savings Accounts Kaiser Health News
Michigan and Indiana have already implemented health savings accounts for their Medicaid programs, modeled after the accounts that are …

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LifeHealthPro

3 ways to save workers from a post-retirement health savings gap LifeHealthPro
If you offer health savings accounts (HSAs) or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) you might be able to address this problem, by giving …

ThinkAdvisor

House Passes Legislation to Encourage Charitable Giving ThinkAdvisor
Health Insurance: Health and Medical Savings Accounts A Health Savings Account is a trust created exclusively for the purpose of paying qualified …

Avant Systems, Inc Announces the Development of its Consumer Driven Health Care Tool Motor E magazine
As per the statistics in 2007, about 4.5 Million members were enrolled in Health Savings Account Plans. Consumer-Directed Health Plan enrollees …

Wall Street Journal

States on board with HSAs for Medicaid FierceHealthPayer
Some states may implement health savings accounts (HSA) for their Medicaid programs next year, reports NPR. Michigan and Indiana already allow …

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Fidelity® Strengthens Its No. 1 Position in the Retirement Industry with More Than $37 Billion in Fort Mills Times
… seeking a single provider of additional benefits offerings such as workplace managed accounts, stock plan services and health savings accounts.

State Officials Give Update On Private Option KUAR
Another issue presented at the hearing was setting up some enrollees with a Health Savings Account, a sort of piggy bank for the times beneficiaries …

Wall Street Journal

Some states implement HSAs for Medicaid expansion BenefitsPro
… them to invest up to $25 a month in what is essentially a health savings account from which they will pay part of their own medical expenses.

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For MedicaidWGCU
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Columbus Dispatch

A health plan that works Columbus Dispatch
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that health savings accounts, which allow people to set aside a portion of their paycheck tax-free to use toward …

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AHIP: Health Savings Accounts on the Rise
Cosby Insurance Group ⋅ Steven G. Cosby, MHSA
Insurance plans that include health savings accounts (HSA) continue to rise in popularity, the trade group for health insurers reported Wednesday.

Health savings accounts, free from government control

Health savings accounts, free from government control The Desert Sun
It’s fortunate the Supreme Court of the United States saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously …

Survey: Enrollment in health savings accounts linked to high-deductible health plans up 12% in 2014 Crain’s Detroit Business
However, AHIP believes the “census understates the number of individual purchasers choosing HDHP plans with health savings accounts because …

Here’s why you should offer health savings accounts to your employees Baltimore Business Journal
Health savings accounts, or bank accounts set up specifically for health expenses, are becoming increasingly popular among employees and …

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An Apple A Day blog | Health Savings Accounts: Help! Insurance News Net
July 15 –I’m new in the high-deductible Health Savings Account game, and so far, I must say I’m not impressed. When I signed up for a new insurance …

Letter: How would Carson fund health savings? Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Remember the democrat’s mantras “bending the cost curve” and “average family will save $2,500 a year”? What a

Max Out Your HSA To Supplement Your Retirement Savings Lifehacker
Those of us in high-deductible health care plans with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) often put in just enough money to pay for medical expenses …

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HealthEquity Sets IPO Range techrockies.com
Draper, utah-based HealthEquity, which develops technology and software to help manage Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for employers, has set its …

Letter: HSAs will blow up Medicare, Medicaid Reno Gazette Journal
On July 13, he endorsed attractively named “health savings accounts,” first proposed two decades ago by an Indiana for-profit insurer. Significantly …

Employers increasingly adopting HSAs over HRAs Employee Benefit News
Health savings accounts are gaining in popularity with small to mid-size employers at the same time the appeal of health reimbursement accounts is …

IPO Stock Watch: HealthEquity Sets $100 Mil IPO Terms Investor’s Business Daily
HealthEquity, which provides a platform for managing health savings accounts, plans to raise $100 million by offering 9.1 million shares at a range of …

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Health savings accounts promote personal responsibility and lower health care costs
Wintery Knight ⋅ Wintery Knight
An Investors Business Daily editorial by famous surgeon and conservative, Ben Carson. Excerpt: Health savings accounts can be funded in a variety …

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2015 health savings account limits announced
Barnard Vogler & Co. ⋅ Dawn Connolly
The IRS has provided the annual inflation-adjusted contribution, deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits for 2015 for health savings accounts.