Frequently Asked Questions

  • A Health Savings Account (HSA) is available to tax payers enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan. A High Deductible Health Plan generally has a lower premium, so the money that you save monthly can then be put into the HSA. HSAs enable you to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis. If you withdraw funds for any reason other than qualified medical expenses, the money will become subject to both income tax and a ten percent IRS penalty. (There is one exception, when you become 65 years of age or older, you may then withdraw the money without penalty. The withdrawal will still be subject to income tax.) The money in the HSA account rolls over from year to year, and it’s your money- you control it.