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1 Investing in a healthy future has never been so easy. Gain control of healthcare costs. Build a comprehensive retirement strategy. Discover peace of mind.

2 WHAT IS AN HSA? A health savings account (HSA) is a savings and investment account that can be used to reimburse eligible medical expenses, like doctor s office visits, prescriptions, vision and dental expenses. Unlike a simple savings account, the money is deposited tax free or is tax deductible if contributed after tax. Those funds remain tax free when used to pay or reimburse for eligible healthcare expenses. WHY INVEST IN AN HSA? With ongoing changes in healthcare an HSA is increasingly more important. It s not only a tax-advantaged savings account, it s part of a comprehensive retirement package. Our company is the resource you need to save for today, and to invest for tomorrow.

3 Our HealthSavings HSA We ve been helping people and companies prepare for life s changing health and financial needs since 1996, starting with medical savings accounts (MSAs) and then shifting to HSAs when they were introduced in 004. In addition to offering person-to-person customer service, and online 4/7 access to member accounts, our goal has always been to provide a long-term investment solution that gives our members the freedom and flexibility to save for future healthcare and retirement expenses. Individual account holders may choose one or both of these options: Investment Account First-dollar investing Invest in up to funds Investment fees are up to 80% lower than industry average Lower fees mean more money in the account and higher earnings over time No minimum balance or waiting required Interest Bearing Debit Account Members have the option to receive up to two free debit cards that: Can be used to pay for eligible medical expenses at the point of service (e.g., doctor s office, pharmacy, etc.) Can reimburse eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses through ATM withdrawals Have no monthly debit account fees (ATM service fees may apply)

4 WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN HSA? To be eligible for an HSA, you must be covered under an HSA-qualified health plan on the first day of the month.* Also, you must not be: Covered by any other health plan, including a spouse s health insurance Covered by your own or a spouse s medical flexible spending account (FSA) Enrolled in any part of Medicare or Tricare Receiving Veteran s health now or in the past 90 days Claimed as a dependent on another person s tax return *Health insurance providers and/or the insurance commissioner in your state can confirm if your plan is HSA-qualified. HealthSavings is not able to determine this for you. WHAT ARE QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXPENSES? The IRS outlines which medical, vision, dental and prescriptions can be paid with HSA funds. Many common expenses like doctor s office visits, prescriptions, labs and x-rays are covered. For specifics: IRS publications 50 at at For examples of qualified expenses, see our website.

5 HOW IS AN HSA USED? Funds go into your account pre-tax. Those funds accumulate and carry over from year-to-year. PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICAL * 1 1 Choose the best doctor either in-network or out-of-network. Take your prescription to the pharmacy and present your insurance ID card. 4 Visit the hospital, lab, doctor s office or imaging area. No copay is required (before deductible some plans require copay after deductible). The Pharmacy will confirm your insurance coverage and charge you only the discounted rate. An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) will arrive in your mail to explain what s covered. Present your insurance card. 5 The provider will send you a bill for the amount not covered. *TIP: Confirm the bill matches your EOB 3 Pay the provider by either: 6 Pay the provider by either: TAX TAX Use your HSA funds (debit card or transfer investment funds to your personal account) OR Paying OUT-OF-POCKET and keep money in your HSA investments. (You must save your receipts to REIMBURSE yourself tax-free in the future) Use your HSA funds (debit card or transfer investment funds to your personal account) OR Paying OUT-OF-POCKET and keep money in your HSA investments. (You must save your receipts to REIMBURSE yourself tax-free in the future)

6 HealthSavings for INDIVIDUALS An HSA account is individually owned Funds in the account can also be used to pay the eligible medical expenses of your spouse and tax dependents, even if they are not on your HDHP. 3 Simple Ways to Save TRIPLE TAX SAVINGS Eligible medical expenses include medical, vision, dental and prescriptions 1 CONTRIBUTIONS Contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE SMARTER INVESTING 3 HEALTH GROWTH Earnings and interest invested in mutual funds grow TAX-FREE Withdrawals for eligible medical expenses are TAX-FREE Your choice of mutual funds, debit card, or combination of both. First dollar investing - no requirement to fund, or maintain, a balance in a debit card account LOWER PREMIUMS Savings from lower premiums can be deposited into the health savings account The BALANCE rolls over year-to-year... and can continue to grow RETIREMENT PLAN STRATEGY Savings invested in Mutual Funds can supplement other retirement plans. PORTABLE An HSA... stays with you when you change jobs, change insurance, or retire can provide a safety net between jobs to cover Cobra insurance

7 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS While many questions might be answered through our website, or by one of our HSA-certified member services advisors, we find these few questions come up frequently with our members. Does an HSA cover my spouse and/or child(ren) s qualified expenses? Yes. The funds in your HSA may be used to pay eligible medical expenses for the member s spouse and tax dependents, and is not affected by their insurance coverage. For additional information regarding domestic partnerships, divorce, etc., see IRS publication 969 at Is there a deadline for getting reimbursed from an HSA? No, but hang onto your receipts. In the event of an IRS audit, you would be required to show receipts for any medical expenses reimbursed by your HSA. Can I use HSA funds for non-qualified medical expenses? Yes, but income tax and a 0% tax penalty will be required on the amount you spend on non-qualified medical expenses. (NOTE: After you reach age 65, or experience disability or death, the 0% penalty no longer applies; however, you would still pay income tax.) Is there a deadline for contributing to an HSA? April 15th is the last day to make contributions to your HSA for the previous tax year. Contributions must be RECEIVED in our office by this date. How much can I contribute to an HSA? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines the maximum amount* that can be contributed to an HSA each year. We also post the contribution limits on our website. *Maximums include any employer contributions. There is a catch up provision if you are age 55 or older by December 31 of the tax year. What is the difference between an HSA and a flexible spending account (FSA)? Both accounts can reduce healthcare-related expenses with pre-tax funds. However, two of the largest difference are: With an FSA, if an employee leaves, the FSA stays with the company. An HSA belongs to the individual and stays with the individual. An FSA does not carry over from year-to-year. It is a use it, or lose it account. An HSA carries over from year-to-year and accumulates tax-free over time.

8 information OR * All of our members have access to these shares which have lower expense ratios and the potential for better returns. Superior investment future use. OR You can invest in as many Vanguard Vanguard is a registered trademark of Vanguard Group, Inc. Securities offered through The Vanguard Group, Member NASD SIPC. Security products: Not insured by FDIC nor any Federal Government Agency; May Lose Value; Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate. FOR MORE INFORMATION At HealthSavings, we provide infographics and informational content for benefit consultants, employers and individual members. You can also visit our website for education tools, calculators and more information. BENEFIT CONSULTANTS BENEFITS CONSULTANT TIPS Information designed to help consultants work with clients/ employers EMPLOYER EMPLOYER BENEFITS Information and tips about our HSA specific to employers MEMBER MEMBER BENEFITS Information regarding of our HSA to employees/individuals HealthSavings How an HSA Works INDIVIDUALS PHARMACEUTICAL Take your prescription to the pharmacy and present your insurance ID card. The Pharmacy will confirm your insurance coverage and charge you only the discounted rate. MEDICAL Funds go into an individual account TAX-DEDUCTIBLE Funds ACCUMULATE and carry over from year-to-year 1 for 3 Simple Ways to Save HealthSavings 3 3 for EMPLOYERS 1 An HSA account is individually owned Pay the provider by either: TAX Use your HSA funds (debit card or transfer investment funds to your personal account) Choose the best doctor either in-network or out-of-network. TRIPLE 1 CONTRIBUTIONS GROWTH HEALTH TAX SAVINGS HealthSavings VANGUARD INVESTMENT FUNDS 4 Contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE Earnings and interest invested in mutual funds grow TAX-FREE Visit the hospital, lab, doctor s office or imaging area. No copay is required (before deductible some plans require copay after deductible). An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) will arrive in your mail to explain what s covered. Withdrawals for eligible medical expenses are TAX-FREE RETIREMENT 5 LOWER PREMIUMS SUPERIOR INVESTING Savings from lower premiums can be deposited into the health savings account PLAN STRATEGY Savings invested in Mutual Funds can supplement other retirement plans. Paying OUT-OF-POCKET and keep money in your HSA investments. (You must save your receipts to REIMBURSE yourself tax-free in the future) Funds in the account can also be used to pay the eligible medical expenses of your spouse and tax dependents, even if they are not on your HDHP. Eligible medical expenses include medical, vision, dental and prescriptions Funds are deposited pre-tax (section 15) for reduced FICA, SUTA and FUTA. Saves employer up to 10% on payroll tax. Employees become better cost-conscious consumers of health care CONSUMER INVOLVEMENT An increase in consumer involvement results in lower annual premium increases VANGUARD FUND 1 VANGUARD FUND VANGUARD FUND 3 ANNUAL PREMIUM VANGUARD FUND 4 We offer a total of Vanguard Funds. NO-LOAD MUTUAL FUNDS SMARTER INVESTING Your choice of mutual funds, debit card, or combination of both. First dollar investing - no Present your insurance card. The provider will send you a bill for the amount not covered. *TIP: Confirm the bill matches your EOB 6 LOWER PREMIUMS requirement to fund, or maintain, a balance in a debit card account The BALANCE rolls over year-to-year... Pay the provider by either: TAX Use your HSA funds (debit card or transfer investment funds to your personal account) and can continue to grow PORTABLE NO INVESTMENT TRANSACTION FEES NO BROKER FEES FIRST DOLLAR INVESTING No minimum bank debit card balance required before investing options with up to four of the Vanguard mutual funds, 1 of which are Admiral Class 1 of the Vanguard funds are ADMIRAL SHARES. While invested, your money remains available for your use, or it can grow tax-deferred for Some HSA-plans offer lower monthly premiums than a traditional health plan TRADITIONAL HEALTH PLAN HSA PLANS An HSA... Average Expense ratios of.0, roughly 80% lower than the industry average PAYROLL TAXES Employee and employer contributions are not subject to payroll taxes. stays with you when you change jobs, change insurance, or retire Paying OUT-OF-POCKET and keep money in your HSA investments. can provide a safety net between jobs to cover Cobra insurance (You must save your receipts to REIMBURSE yourself tax-free in the future) * Refer to IRS Publication 50 for complete list of eligible expenses. FIRST-DOLLAR INVESTING in Vanguard mutual funds FIRST DOLLAR funds as you would like. All funds are No-Load Mutual Funds: the shares are sold without commissions or additional sales charges..0 Vanguard funds utilize a multi-manager approach to investing to provide greater diversification within each portfolio. Vanguard is a registered trademark of Vanguard Group, Inc. INFOGRAPHICS HealthSavings Administrators Midlothian Tpke, Ste 40 Richmond, VA 335 HealthSavings.com We re available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. EST at either or (888)

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