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#1 Tip to Save Money on Healthcare

Lively · January 24, 2018 · 2 min read

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New data reveals that the average American doesn’t have enough savings to cover a $1K emergency. When faced with this dilemma, most Americans use their credit card to pay for these costs (health or otherwise).

Save Money on Healthcare Costs

If there are ways to save money, tax-free, shouldn’t you take advantage of this offer? On top of saving money in case of a medical emergency, using an HSA enables you to save pre-tax dollars as well. Use an HSA to save money on healthcare costs.

Contributing to your HSA, to save or invest, creates a dedicated account for health-related financial emergencies. If you get started today and make recurring or one-time contributions, you will be covered for life! An HSA never expires or requires mandatory distributions. If you never need the money, after the age of 65, you can use it for anything like a 401k or IRA and pay no penalty.

You need accessible disposable income to make contributions to your HSA. If that is not the case, HSAs do have some unique flexibility to help you save money, after your health-related bills arrive.

IRS rules stipulate that you only need to “establish” HSA before you can reimburse yourself for qualified medical expenses. This varies from state to state, but generally speaking if you have opened an HSA, and added as little as $.01 you are in good standing. These two simple actions will enable you to contribute to your HSA after you have received a qualified out-of-pocket medical expense. From there, you can use those new tax-free HSA funds for payment.

This creates a 25% (assumed pre-tax payroll contributions with at least 25% state and federal tax savings) price savings for qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses when you use your HSA.

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2023 and 2024 HSA Maximum Contribution Limits

Lively · May 16, 2023 · 3 min read

On May 16, 2023 the Internal Revenue Service announced the HSA contribution limits for 2024. For 2024 HSA-eligible account holders are allowed to contribute: $4,150 for individual coverage and $8,300 for family coverage. If you are 55 years or older, you’re still eligible to contribute an extra $1,000 catch-up contribution.

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What is the Difference Between a Flexible Spending Account and a Health Savings Account?

Lauren Hargrave · February 9, 2024 · 12 min read

A Health Savings Account (HSA) and Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) provide up to 30% savings on out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. That’s good news. Except you can’t contribute to an HSA and Healthcare FSA at the same time. So what if your employer offers both benefits? How do you choose which account type is best for you? Let’s explore the advantages of each to help you decide which wins in HSA vs FSA.

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Health Savings Accounts

Ways Health Savings Account Matching Benefits Employers

Lauren Hargrave · October 13, 2023 · 7 min read

Employers need employees to adopt and engage with their benefits and one way to encourage employees to adopt and contribute to (i.e. engage with) an HSA, is for employers to match employees’ contributions.

Disclaimer: the content presented in this article are for informational purposes only, and is not, and must not be considered tax, investment, legal, accounting or financial planning advice, nor a recommendation as to a specific course of action. Investors should consult all available information, including fund prospectuses, and consult with appropriate tax, investment, accounting, legal, and accounting professionals, as appropriate, before making any investment or utilizing any financial planning strategy.

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