What is a Health Savings Account
An HSA is money put in an account owned by an individual to pay for future qualified medical expenses.
HSA’s work like an IRA for healthcare. Contributions are tax deductible and interest earned is not taxable if used for qualified medical expenses. Despite being called a savings account an HSA is technically a checking account that earns interest.
For further details and to see if you qualify for an HSA, contact the Cornerstone Bank nearest you.
How does an HSA work?
An HSA works like an IRA, except the money is used to pay for qualified health care costs. Money deposited to the account is tax deductible and is used to pay for current and future qualified medical expenses. Interest earned is not taxable if used for qualified medical expenses. Unused balances rollover from year to year.
Who can qualify?
Anyone with a high deductible health insurance plan is eligible for an HSA provided they are not covered by another health insurance plan, entitled to Medicare or can’t be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
What is a high deductible insurance plan?
What are the tax benefits?
The three major tax benefits are:
What are the maximum contribution limits?
For more information or to set up an HSA account, please contact the new accounts department at any Cornerstone Bank.