Health Savings Account

What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

An HSA is designed to help you pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. You qualify for an HSA if you have a high-deductible health insurance plan. Contributions to HSAs can be made pre-income tax, which allows you to make withdrawals for qualified medical expenses tax-free.

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Benefits Of An IncredibleBank Online HSA

Up to 0.45% APY

Earn interest monthly on tax-free contributions that can be used for medical expenses or retirement funds.

Choose your own provider

You have the flexibility to choose your own healthcare provider, services and products. Shopping around is always a tremendous benefit.

Rollover to the next year

The funds you don't use in your HSA rollover to the next year, and years after, earning tax-free interest every year.

What can my HSA funds be used for?

Office-visit co-payments
Health insurance deductibles
Dental expenses
Vision care (eye exams and eyeglasses)
Prescription drugs and insulin
Medicare premiums
Hearing aids
Hospital and physical therapy bills
Wheelchairs and walkers
X-rays

How To Qualify For An HSA


  • You need a high-deductible health insurance plan (HDHP)
    • For the year 2021, this is defined by the IRS as a health insurance plan with a deductible of at least $1,400 of coverage for an individual, or $2,800 for a family
  • Your health plan also needs to conform to an out-of-pocket maximum
    • For 2021, the out-of-pocket maximum for an HSA qualified health plan can’t be more than $7,000 for individual coverage or $14,000 for family coverage
  • You must qualify from year-to-year so you can’t make additional contributions in one year and expect to make them in the following year if you don’t have the right plan

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Maximize Your Wealth Through Your HSA

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If you’re younger, you should begin to start contributing the maximum amounts into your HSA because you could see a retirement windfall after you turn 65 years old. People forget that an HSA is not just a medical tax advantage, but also a valuable retirement asset like an IRA or 401(k).

Flexibility After 65

Before age 65, the money in an HSA can only be used tax-free for qualified medical expenses. If you withdraw your HSA funds for anything else, the money will be taxed, and you will pay a 20% penalty on top of the taxes. After age 65, how you decide to use your HSA funds becomes far more flexible. Now you can use that money for other retirement essentials and pleasures.

Health Insurance Premiums

You can use your HSA funds tax and penalty-free to pay premiums for health coverage or for Medicare.

Nonmedical Retirement Expenses

Although money used for nonmedical expenses will be subject to federal and state income taxes (in most cases), after age 65 you will not be subject to the 20% penalty fee when you use your HSA for other expenses.

Medicare Enrollment

If you are enrolled in Medicare, your eligibility will end for HSA contributions. However, your options expand for using the money that you have saved in the account. Travel, buy things, or use the money to improve your retirement in ways you never thought imaginable.

Maximize Compound Interest

The point is this. Open an IncredibleBank HSA as soon as you can. Contribute to it at the annual maximum levels. Let it earn interest. And then when you’re 65 years old, use it for any expenses, medical or otherwise.

Triple Tax Benefits

1
Your contributions are tax-deductible up to your annual maximum
2
Just like an IRA or 401(k), your invested HSA funds grow tax-deferred
3
When you withdraw from your account for eligible health-related expenses, those are 100% tax free

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Frequently Asked Questions

It's an individual account that works hand in hand with an HSA-eligible high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Eligible contributions are tax-deductible, and you can use your HSA money tax-free to pay for qualified medical expenses for you, your spouse, and your qualified dependents. You can choose to invest some or all of your HSA money for potential growth to help pay for qualified medical expenses in retirement. If it grows, that growth is also tax-free. Plus, your HSA is not "use-it-or-lose-it"—the account belongs to you, and your contributions can compound year after year.
Yes. HSA money is not "use-it-or-lose-it," unlike an FSA, and your entire HSA balance carries over from year to year, forever. In general, HSAs cover a broader variety of qualified medical expenses than FSAs. Also, FSAs are generally sponsored by your employer, while your IncredibleBank personal HSA is a brokerage account owned by you. That means your HSA is always yours, even if you change employers or move to a different state.
HSAs are tax-advantaged in three ways. First, personal HSA contributions using after-tax money may be federal income tax-deductible. If you have an HSA through your employer, you can make pre-tax payroll contributions—this type of contribution saves more on taxes than tax-deductible after-tax contributions. Second, spending your HSA money on qualified medical expenses is free of federal income taxes. Third, if you invest some or all of your HSA money, any growth is also tax-free.

You're eligible to open and contribute to an HSA if:

  • You're covered by a high-deductible health plan on the first of the month
  • Your health plan also needs to conform to an out-of-pocket maximum
  • You're not enrolled in Medicare
  • You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return
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Your HSA and your balance are always yours, even if you change employers or move to another state. You can contribute to your HSA—even an HSA offered by your previous employer—as long as you continue to meet eligibility requirements. Even if you become ineligible to contribute to your HSA, you can spend your HSA money tax-free for qualified medical expenses any time, including through retirement.

Your HSA is always yours, so you can still spend your HSA money on qualified medical expenses with no federal income taxes or penalties in retirement.

Retirement-related qualified medical expenses, covered by your HSA, could include:

  • COBRA coverage costs
  • Health care coverage while you’re receiving unemployment benefits
  • Medicare premiums other than Medicare Supplemental coverage
  • Qualified long-term care coverage

If you choose to use your HSA money for something other than qualified medical expenses, you will be responsible for paying federal income taxes on it and may be penalized if you’re under age 65. You’ll also still be eligible to contribute to your HSA in retirement as long as you aren’t enrolled in Medicare or covered by an ineligible health plan.

IncredibleBank will issue you a debit card that is linked to your HSA, and can be used for medical related expenses. Here is a brief list of what the funds can be used for, but the IRS published a complete list found here:
  • Office-visit co-payments
  • Health insurance deductibles
  • Dental expenses
  • Vision care (eye exams and eyeglasses)
  • Prescription drugs and insulin
  • Medicare premiums
  • Hearing aids
  • Hospital and physical therapy bills
  • Wheelchairs and walkers
  • X-rays

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