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Your Guide to Using HSA/FSA Funds for Family Members

An HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible spending account) has many benefits. These accounts are used to pay out-of-pocket healthcare costs. To establish an HSA, you must have coverage with a high-deductible health insurance plan. The funds you put in the account are not taxed and will roll over into the next year if there is unused money at the end of the year....

Can I Invest The Money In My HSA/FSA?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are both offered by employers and designed to ease the financial burden of healthcare. But there are major differences between these two types of plans. One notable difference is that HSA funds can be invested, while FSA funds cannot. How Is an HSA Different From an FSA? With both an HSA and an FSA you can...

What Happens To My HSA/FSA If I Leave My Job?

Many employers today are offering health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to employees. Both types of plans allow for tax-free contributions to cover qualifying medical expenses, as detailed by the IRS. A critical difference between the two plans is you keep the funds in an HSA if you leave your job, but you lose the funds with an FSA. What Is A...

Will My HSA Expire If I Stop Contributing To It?

A health savings account (HSA) is designed to stay with you for life, but you could lose it if you don’t use it. The following is information you may not know about your HSA, including how to keep it if you have stopped using it. What Is An HSA? HSAs were created to make medical expenses more affordable. They allow people with high-deductible health plans...

How Much Should I Put In My HSA?

If you have opted for a health savings account (HSA), the next question is how much to put into it. To qualify for an HSA, you must have chosen a high-deductible health insurance plan. Having a health savings account can help you cover your deductible and other out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, both now and in the future. The following steps may be helpful in calculating how...