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New account holder checklist

Congratulations on opening a health savings account (HSA).

You've already taken a smart step toward saving for qualified medical expenses — and for your future.

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Register for online access

After you register, sign in any time to choose online or mail delivery of important documents, deposit funds, check your balance, capture receipts and pay bills online.

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Start making contributions

Consider setting up automatic pre-tax deductions from your paycheck. You can also make post-tax contributions by signing in to your account and setting up a one-time or recurring transfer from another bank account.

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Designate a beneficiary

Make it clear who should receive the money in your account, in the event of your death, by signing in and completing the beneficiary designation form available within your profile.

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Activate your debit card

Using your health savings account payment Visa® card is a convenient way to reimburse yourself or pay for qualified medical expenses at the time of service or purchase. 

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Download the mobile app

Visit the App Store or Google Play.

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Review your account’s fee schedule

Your welcome kit will contain this and other important information. Be sure to retain your kit for future reference.

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Learn about qualified medical expenses

Find out which medical expenses are qualified for tax advantages so you don’t accidentally use your account for nonqualified expenses and have to pay taxes and IRS penalties on the distributions. Be sure to save all your receipts, too. 

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Health savings accounts (HSAs) are offered or administered by Optum Bank®, Member FDIC, or ConnectYourCare, LLC, each a subsidiary of Optum Financial. HSAs are subject to eligibility requirements and restrictions on deposits and withdrawals to avoid IRS penalties. State taxes may apply. Fees may reduce earnings on account. Flexible spending accounts/arrangements (FSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), Commuter and Parking Benefits, Adoption Reimbursement Plans, Tuitions Reimbursement Plans, Surrogacy Reimbursement Plans, Lifestyle Plans, COBRA Benefits, and all other account types are administered on behalf of your plan sponsor by Optum Financial, Inc. or ConnectYourCare, LLC (collectively, “Optum Financial”) and are subject to eligibility and restrictions. Please contact a legal or tax professional for advice on eligibility, tax treatment, and restrictions. Please contact your plan administrator with questions about enrollment or plan restrictions. Federal and state laws and regulations and the design of your plan are subject to change.

Self-directed mutual fund investment options are made available through the services of an independent investment advisor, or your plan sponsor. Discretionary advisory services are provided by Betterment LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser, with associated brokerage transactions provided by Betterment Securities, member FINRA/SIPC. For details and disclosures visit betterment.com. Certain brokerage services are offered through TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FDIC/SIPC and a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation.  For details and disclosures, visit  www.tdameritrade.com. The Schwab Health Savings Brokerage Account is offered through Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. For details and disclosures, visit schwab.com.

Orders are accepted to effect transactions in securities only as an accommodation to HSA owners. Optum Financial and its subsidiaries are not broker-dealers or registered investment advisors and do not provide investment advice or research concerning securities, make recommendations concerning securities, or otherwise solicit securities transactions.

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