What is an HSA?
An HSA is designed to work with a qualifying high-deductible health plan (HDHP). The money goes in tax-free, grows income tax-free and comes out income tax-free when you use it for qualified medical expenses.
You can carry over unused funds from year to year and the account is yours to keep even if you change jobs, change health plans or retire.
Learn more about an HSA
Life has its surprises but with an Optum Bank HSA, paying for qualified medical expenses won't be one of them. Learn more about the benefits of an HSA.
Save money and save on taxes
Keep Uncle Sam out of your pocketbook. The money you contribute to your HSA goes in, grows and comes out income-tax free when used for qualified medical expenses. You know you're going to need it — so why not save on taxes, too?
There is no "use it or lose it" rule
You get to keep the money in your HSA, no matter what, even if you change jobs or move off a qualifying high-deductible health plan. When you, your employer or anyone else makes a contribution to your HSA, it stays there so you can use it when you need it.
It's a family affair
You can use your HSA to pay for the qualified medical expenses of anyone you claim on your taxes, even if you're only enrolled with single coverage. This is a great way to plan for unexpected medical expenses, from your deductible to an ER visit, for the whole family.
Invest your HSA dollars
In addition to contributing to your 401(k) you can also invest your HSA dollars to help grow your balance. Unlike a 401(k) when you use HSA funds for qualified medical expenses — it’s always 100% income tax-free. Learn more about our investment options.
Start planning for retirement
An HSA is a great tool to help you prepare for future health care costs and retirement. After turning 65 you can use your HSA funds for non-qualified expenses, like a boat or an exotic vacation. You’ll pay ordinary income tax on those funds, but the 20% tax penalty no longer applies. As you're planning for the future, your HSA can ease your mind and prepare you for retirement by saving money income tax-free.
Have you contributed the max to your HSA?
Make a contribution to your HSA today so it is there for you when you need it — now or in the future — for qualified medical expenses like copays, vision and dental. And it's there in case something unexpected comes up — like a trip to the ER or braces for your kids (or for you).
Plus, when you grow your balance, you can choose to start investing to fast-track your long-term savings. Learn more about investing.
Getting started with your HSA
Investing your HSA
*Your FSA plan may exclude reimbursement for certain categories of items. Check your plan for specific coverage details.
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