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Health Savings Account (HSA)

A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-deductible savings account with tax-free withdrawals for qualified medical expenses.

Features

  • Current interest rate is % / % APY1
  • minimum balance required to open
  • Dividends compounded daily, paid monthly
  • Monthly statement
  • Special HSA debit card for purchases and ATM usage
  • Accessible via ATM, ASK SECU, Member Access, branch and SECU Contact Center
  • Eligible for BillPay transactions

Eligibility

To make contributions to an HSA the account owner must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Is covered under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)2
  • Is not covered by any other major medical health plan that is not a HDHP
  • Is not enrolled in Medicare
  • Cannot be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return

Availability of Funds

Withdrawals are tax free if the funds are used exclusively for paying or reimbursing qualified medical expenses. Qualified expenses are those incurred after the account is opened. Some examples of qualified expenses include doctor visits, prescription drugs, and dental care visits for the account owner, his or her spouse and dependents. Refer to IRS publications 969 and 502 for more information and a complete list of qualified medical expenses.

Contributions

Contributions for the current year can be made until April 15th of the following year. The maximum contribution limits are listed below.

Year Single Coverage Family Coverage Catch-up Provision for 55 or over
2011 $3,050 $6,150 $1,000
2012 $3,100 $6,250 $1,000
2013 $3,250 $6,450 $1,000

Rollovers

All or any portion of funds withdrawn from an HSA or Archer MSA can be deposited back to an HSA as a rollover contribution according to the following rules. Rollovers are not subject to the annual contribution limits; however, owners can make only one rollover within a 12-month period. To qualify as a rollover and avoid a tax penalty, withdrawn funds must be re-deposited within 60 calendar days.

Transfers

All or any portions of the funds in an HSA or Archer MSA can be transferred directly to another HSA tax free. Transfers are made from custodian to custodian. Because the account owner never has the funds in his or her possession, an unlimited number of transfers are allowed without a tax penalty.

You can apply for a health savings account online via Member Access.


1 Quoted rates and annual percentage yields (APY) are subject to change daily.
2 An HDHP is a medical insurance plan with an annual minimum deductible for individual/family coverage and a maximum out-of-pocket cap for each type of coverage. The deductible and out-of-pocket cap are subject to change each year. You must meet your deductible before the insurance policy provides coverage except for preventative care. Disclaimer: Our intent is for this information to be correct and accurate; however, the information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.
*Quoted rates, dividends, annual percentage yields (APY) and rates (APR) are subject to change daily at the discretion of the Board of Directors.