Hsa Employee Overview


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Overview of how a high deductible health plan and an HSA can work for you.

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Hsa Employee Overview

  1. 1. Considering a Health Savings Account?
  2. 2. Basic HSA Plan Concept Part 1: High Deductible Health Plan Part 2: Health Savings Account Made by: Employer, Employee, and/or other party HSA Concept Intended to cover serious illness or injury Can pay for eligible expenses not covered by the health plan Individuals can contribute the maximum regardless of their deductible. For 2009 Single Family Min. Deductible $1,150 $2,300 Max. Out of Pocket $5,800 $11,600 For 2010 Single Family Min. Deductible $1,200 $2,400 Max. Out of Pocket $5,950 $11,900 For 2009 Single Family Max. Contribution $3,000 $5,950 For 2010 Single Family Max. Contribution $3,050 $6,150
  3. 3. HSA Eligibility <ul><li>Covered by qualified high-deductible health plan (HDHP) </li></ul><ul><li>Not covered by any other non-HDHP </li></ul><ul><li>Not claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return. </li></ul><ul><li>Not enrolled in Medicare </li></ul>*Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code excludes spouses from the definition of dependent.
  4. 4. What is the catch-up contribution? Accountholders who are age 55 or older and not enrolled in Medicare can make catch-up contributions. Note: Spouses of accountholders who are 55 or older and meet the IRS eligibility requirements can open their own HSA and make a catch-up contribution. Year Catch-up Amt. 2009+ $1,000
  5. 5. What are Qualified Expenses? <ul><li>A Qualified Expense is generally a medical expense incurred for you, your spouse or your dependents. </li></ul><ul><li>A complete list is provided in IRS Publication 502 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As described in IRS publication 969 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p969.pdf , over-the counter medications are also considered eligible expenses for HSA purposes. </li></ul></ul>Note: HSA does not provide tax advice. Please consult a qualified tax advisor with questions.
  6. 6. Other eligible medical expenses <ul><li>Premiums for long-term care insurance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to amount listed in 213(d)(10) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Premiums for &quot;COBRA” </li></ul><ul><li>Premiums for coverage while receiving unemployment compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Premiums for individuals over age 65 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirement Health Plan Premiums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare Premiums </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Tax Treatment of HSAs… <ul><li>For Employees/Accountholders </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excluded (pre-tax) or deducted (after tax) from federal taxable income </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Earnings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HSAs grow in the same tax-deferred manner as IRAs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Tax Treatment of HSAs (Continued) <ul><li>For Employees/Accountholders </li></ul><ul><li>Distributions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Withdrawals for qualified medical expenses are always tax-free. After age 65, funds may be withdrawn for any reason without penalty, subject to regular income tax. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upon death of accountholder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the spouse is the beneficiary, the HSA may transfer to the spouse’s name and remain a tax-favored account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the beneficiary is not the spouse, the funds are paid to the beneficiary as a taxable transaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If the HSA does not have a beneficiary, the funds are paid to the estate of the accountholder </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Tax Savings Example For illustrative purposes only. Actual savings may vary. Visit www.hsabank.com and click on Calculate Savings for a personalized estimate. Contribution $3,000 per year for 25 yrs Annual medical expenses $500 per year Tax Bracket 28% (Federal) Average interest rate 2% TAX SAVINGS ON CONTRIBUTIONS = $17,500.00 TAX SAVINGS ON DEFERRED GROWTH = $4,921.21 ACCOUNT BALANCE AT THE END OF 25 YEARS = $80,075.75
  10. 10. HSAs, HRAs, FSAs HSA HRA FSA Account Owner Employee Employer Employee Funding Employee, Employer, Other Employer Employee, Possible Employer Roll Over Year-To-Year Yes Generally No No Portable Yes Generally No No
  11. 11. Advantages of an HSA <ul><li>For an Employee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds roll over year to year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No need to “use it or lose it” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax benefits on the contributions, earnings, and distributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for increased take-home pay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term investment opportunity </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Savings Account Option <ul><li>Interest bearing “bank” account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounts are opened as an FDIC-insured bank account through Webster Bank, N.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current interest rate and annual percentage yield information is available on our website, www.hsabank.com or by calling (800) 357-6246. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interest Rate and APY are subject to change, at our discretion, at any time. Fees may reduce earnings. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Self-Directed Investment Option <ul><li>TD Ameritrade Corporate Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to stocks, bonds and over 11,000 mutual funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trades are made online or over the phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer funds from your HSA to your investment account: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online through Internet Banking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By calling the Client Assistance Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investment products are not FDIC insured, are not a deposit or other obligation of or guaranteed by the bank, and are subject to investment risks including possible loss of the principal amount invested. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Mutual Fund Selection <ul><li>Devenir Investment Advisors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employer can offer our standard selection of historically top-performing mutual funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For an additional fee, employers can select mutual funds similar to their 401(k) offering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trades are completed online through HSA Bank’s Internet Banking system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investment products are not FDIC insured, are not a deposit or other obligation of or guaranteed by the bank, and are subject to investment risks including possible loss of the principal amount invested. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Accountholder Communication and Reporting <ul><ul><li>Account statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic account inserts with valuable legislative information, account features, and more </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRS reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Year-end status report </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1099-SA (distributions) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5498-SA (contributions) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Account Access through Internet Banking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Account balance and transaction history (Up to 18 mo. for convenient tax reporting) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View cancelled checks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Year-to-date information (Including a breakdown of contributions by source.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to download transaction history to Quicken or Money </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email confirmation of account opening and ongoing activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online address changes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Online Contributions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Calculation Tools <ul><li>Is an HSA Right for Me </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to compare a traditional health plan and an HSA qualified plan to determine potential savings http://hsabank.com/HSABank/Education/HSA_Right_For_Me.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future Value Calculator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculates tax savings on contributions and tax-deferred growth as well as the future value of your Health Savings Account http://hsabank.com/HSABank/Education/futurevalue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HSAFORM </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Account Support <ul><li>Toll-free Bankline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24-hour account access via touchtone phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(800)-565-3512 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Toll-free Client Assistance Center </li></ul><ul><li>(800) 357-6246 </li></ul><ul><li> 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Central Time, Monday – Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free Spanish Language Assistance Line </li></ul><ul><li> (866) 357-6232 </li></ul><ul><li> 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Central Time, Monday – Friday </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank You for Considering…