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4 ways HSAs are good for your business

Posted by HealthEquity on Apr 26, 2018 12:15:03 PM

 

Many articles and news reports discuss how health savings accounts (HSAs) can benefit the average worker. In fact, there are many reasons why HSAs are one of the best options for your employees to save money on healthcare costs and to plan for retirement. But, HSAs can also provide significant benefits for your business, including helping you save money on taxes and health insurance for your employees.

Here are just a few of the benefits that HSAs and HSA-qualified plans can offer employers:

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Topics: HSA, tax savings, HSA questions

4 ways to 'work the system' with an HSA

Posted by HealthEquity on Feb 12, 2018 5:42:15 PM

An HSA is a great complement to a high-deductible health plan, especially when factoring in tax savings and other advantages. In addition, savvy users can take advantage of some creative ways to maximize HSA benefits even more through these easy-to-follow tips:

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Topics: HSA, tax savings, HSA questions

Why Americans can't afford NOT to have an HSA

Posted by HealthEquity on Jan 29, 2018 11:55:00 PM

why americans cant afford not to have an hsaTo those who don’t quite understand how HSA-qualified plans work, a high deductible seems daunting. Many may say that they can’t afford the high-deductible and so they select a traditional plan and pay the significantly higher premiums typically associated with it.

Because HSA-qualified health plans have higher deductibles, the burden of upfront medical costs is more immediately apparent to those who have this type of coverage.  The plans usually have smaller monthly premiums, but the trade-off is more out-of-pocket expenses before insurance kicks in. While at first, this may be perceived as a negative, knowing you’re on the hook for more of your medical bills may actually push you to find smarter ways to put your HSA dollars to work and save.

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Topics: HSA, Benefit planning, Cost management, Employers, tax savings, HSA contributions

Create valuable incentives with HSA matching

Posted by HealthEquity on Jan 22, 2018 11:23:00 PM

No one wants to leave free money on the table. That’s why incentivizing employees with an HSA match can be an effective strategy to increase use and satisfaction of an HSA-qualified health plan. To best maximize the value of your matching program, keep the following ideas in mind:

 

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Topics: HSA, Benefit planning, Cost management, Employers, tax savings, HSA contributions

5 things you should know about HSAs and the new tax law

Posted by HealthEquity on Jan 8, 2018 11:55:00 PM

Last month, the United States Congress passed legislation that significantly overhauls the nation’s tax laws, including (among other things) lowering corporate tax rates, increasing the standard deduction, capping the mortgage interest deduction and eliminating many other deductions.

The law also included some provisions that affect the healthcare industry, including some minor parts of the law related to health savings accounts (HSAs). Here are a few things to note:

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Topics: HSA, tax savings, HSA questions

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