It’s All About Options.
Whether you’re looking for individual coverage or trying to decide which type of plan to choose for your employees, Points West Insurance can help you find a Health Insurance solution that can help meet the needs of everyone.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a newer alternative to Health Insurance and are meant for those who are insured under high-deductible Health Insurance plans. These plans allow individuals to set aside money to into a savings account that they can use overtime for medical expenses that are not covered under their high-deducible plan. With a standard HSA, you can do the following.
- Put money into your HSA (on a pre-tax basis)
- Watch your money grow (tax deferred)
- Take out money if needed for qualified medical expenses, including dental and vision (also tax free)
Advantages of HSAs
With a Health Savings Account, you get to control the amount of money that you wish to set aside for medical expenses. All contributions, growth, and withdrawals are all non-taxable if used for qualifying medical expenses for your convenience, and most important, your money rolls over each year. Unlike flexible spending accounts, you don’t lose money when your policy renews. Whatever you put into your HSA keeps growing, un-taxed.
Although there are limits to the amount of money in which you can contribute to your Health Savings Account each year, as well as qualifications, it’s a great way to help you have a lower premium (higher deductible) Health Insurance plan and help you save for your future medical needs.
Contact an insurance specialist at Points West Insurance today to learn more about how an HSA can benefit you.
* Note that withdrawals for non-qualified medical expenses will be subject to ordinary income taxes and may also be subject to an additional 10% federal tax penalty