HSA March Happiness bracket

HSA, HSA questions, HSA benefits

It’s bracket time!

No, not that bracket, although some of us may fill that one out as well. Here at HealthEquity we’re more excited about our HSA March Happiness Bracket.

We’ve taken 16 benefits of HSAs (our Savvy Sixteen, if...

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How millennials can use HSAs to balance life and work

HSA, HSA questions, millennials

A 2016 survey by Deloitte found that Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997) “value work/life balance higher than any other job characteristic.” While the definition of “work/life balance” may mean different things to...

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HSAs and last-minute 2018 tax deductions

HSA, tax savings, HSA questions, HSA spending

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

Historically, April 15 isn’t the best day. Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

And, of...

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Being savvy with HSAs and consumer driven healthcare (CDH)

HSA, Employers, tax savings, HSA questions, HSA spending

One of the best ways to talk to your employees about how they can save money on healthcare expenses is to pose a hypothetical situation like the following:

Ask them to think about the last time they purchased a car. Did they...

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How to position consumer directed healthcare and HSAs with your employees

HSA, Employers, HSA investing, tax savings, HSA questions

For employers, there has been a monumental shift in the healthcare marketplace from higher cost, traditional plans to high deductible or consumer directed health plans (CDHP). Between 2007 and 2018, CDHP adoption has increased...

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What fees reveal about your HSA provider

HSA, Fees, HSA investing, HSA questions, HSA fees

In a previous post we revealed some fees that may be lurking in an HSA. In this post we’ll go a step beyond and explore what fees reveal about your HSA provider and their motivations.

Michael Kitces, director of financial...

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Making HSA-qualified health plans work for low-income employees

HSA policy, HSA, tax savings, HSA questions

For some people, the costs of healthcare are manageable at their present income level.  However, for a growing number of individuals in the U.S., the cost of healthcare has become overwhelming and utterly unaffordable. For...

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Often overlooked tax benefits of HSAs for employers

HSA policy, HSA, Employers, tax savings, HSA questions

As an employer, you are likely looking for ways to save healthcare costs without hurting the overall morale of your employees. One option to explore is offering high deductible health plans to reduce your rising premium costs.

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The best-kept HSA secret

HSA policy, HSA, tax savings, HSA questions

One of the greatest advantages of a health savings account (HSA) may also be one of the least well-known. The triple-tax advantages of HSAs, as well as the fact that HSA balances roll over each year are great, but did you...

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7 tips for a more effective HSA

HSA, HSA contribution limit, tax savings, HSA questions, HSA contributions

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are one of the most effective options to save money for healthcare expenses and retirement, but many accountholders don’t take advantage of all the benefits. Some of your employees may already...

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