Benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

As the cost of healthcare in general -- and health insurance specifically -- continues to climb, it's refreshing to find a vehicle that is helping save people money. Health savings accounts (HSAs) are one of the best innovations in health benefits to arrive this century.

The concept behind the HSA is simple, really: It's a tax-advantaged account set up with a trustee that holds money you set aside for the purpose of paying for future medical expenses. Consider the following HSA features and think about whether opening an HSA would benefit you:

1. You save money on insurance premiums

2. Contributions are tax free

3. Qualified distributions are tax free

4. You can keep the money

5. The account stays with you

6. You can make money on your contributions


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