Benefits of opening an HSA
Life has its surprises but with an Optum Bank® HSA, paying for qualified medical expenses won't be one of them. Learn more about the benefits of an HSA.
Save money and save on taxes? Yes, please.
Keep Uncle Sam out of your pocketbook. The money you contribute to your HSA goes in, grows and comes out income-tax free when used for qualified medical expenses. You know you're going to need it — so why not save on taxes, too?
There is no "use it or lose it" rule
You get to keep the money in your HSA, no matter what, even if you change jobs or move off a qualifying high-deductible health plan. When you, your employer or anyone else makes a contribution to your HSA, it stays there so you can use it when you need it. Plus, any money you keep in your account may earn interest and once your HSA reaches a certain designated balance, you may choose to invest a portion of your HSA dollars in mutual funds to grow you balance.
It's a family affair
You can use your HSA to pay for the qualified medical expenses of anyone you claim on your taxes, even if you're only enrolled with single coverage. This is a great way to plan for unexpected medical expenses, from your deductible to an ER visit, for the whole family.
You may not be ready to retire, but chances are you’re already planning for it.
An HSA is a great tool to help you prepare for future health care costs and retirement. After turning 65 you can use your HSA funds for non-qualified expenses, like a boat or an exotic vacation. You’ll pay ordinary income tax on those funds, but the 20% tax penalty no longer applies. As you're planning for the future, your HSA can ease your mind and prepare you for retirement by saving money income tax-free.
Other restrictions and exceptions may also apply.