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3 ways to contribute

   

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Employer payroll deductions

Some employers offer payroll deductions. You should check with your employer to see if payroll deduction contributions are available to you.

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Set up reoccurring contributions

Sign in to your account to set up reoccurring contributions to ensure you're contributing the maximum allowed by the IRS each year.

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Make a one-time contribution

If you haven't contributed the maximum allowed by the IRS, you can make a one-time contribution to your account at any time.

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Annual Contribution Limits

There are so many qualified medical expenses that your HSA can help you cover. For more than just deductibles and copays, you can use your funds to pay for dental, vision, chiropractic care, acupuncture and more. Get income tax-free contributions and income tax-free withdrawals for qualified medical expenses. Plus, your money grows income tax-free.

You are responsible for monitoring the amount deposited into your HSA each calendar year. Keep in mind that if your employer contributes funds, those also count toward the maximum. If you exceed the maximum contribution limit, there is a penalty imposed by the IRS. Sign in to your account online to download the Health Savings Account (HSA) Excess Contribution Removal Form to request an excess contribution refund or a correction to a contribution.

2022 HSA contribution limits:

  • An individual with coverage under a qualifying high-deductible health plan (deductible not less than $1,400) can contribute up to $3,650 — up $50 from 2021 — for the year to their HSA. The maximum out-of-pocket is capped at $7,050.
  • An individual with family coverage under a qualifying high-deductible health plan (deductible not less than $2,800) can contribute up to $7,300 — up $100 from 2021 — for the year. The maximum out-of-pocket is capped at $14,100.

2023 HSA contribution limits:

  • An individual with coverage under a qualifying high-deductible health plan (deductible not less than $1,500) can contribute up to $3,850 — up $200 from 2022 — for the year to their HSA. The maximum out-of-pocket is capped at $7,500.­
  • An individual with family coverage under a qualifying high-deductible health plan (deductible not less than $3,000) can contribute up to $7,750 — up $450 from 2022 — for the year. The maximum out-of-pocket is capped at $15,000.

Catch-up contribution
Once you turn 55, you can contribute an additional $1,000 each year to your HSA, called a catch-up contribution. If you and your spouse are both over the age of 55, you can each contribute an additional $1,000. Your spouse will just need to open their own HSA for their additional portion. Click here to sign in and make a catch up contribution today.

Qualified medical expenses

For a $100 pair of eyeglasses, you could pay the $100 out of pocket or you could pay with your HSA. By paying with your HSA you could potentially save an average of $30 because of the tax advantages with your HSA.

It's like a 30% coupon for qualified medical expenses.*

Since the money you contribute to your HSA is generally income tax-free, you save 30% on qualified medical expenses that you pay for with your HSA.

Learn more

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As you're planning for the future, your HSA can ease your mind and prepare you for retirement by saving money income tax-free. Keep in mind that you’ll always pay taxes when you withdraw funds from a 401K. But if you use HSA funds for qualified medical expenses, it’s generally 100% income tax-free.

It's important to max out your HSA now, because once you enroll in Medicare, you can no longer contribute to your HSA — but you can still use it. Your HSA comes in handy because there are certain things that traditional Medicare doesn't cover, such as hearing aids, vision and dental, among many other costs.

Did you know?
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. 

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Options to Invest Your HSA

This video shows you the differences between your two investment options and how to get started.
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Qualified medical expense tool

Use our qualified medical expense tool to filter by account type and expense type to see if it qualifies.
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Contribution limits

Max out your HSA this year with the contribution limit set by the IRS.
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*Assuming 25% tax bracket and 5% state tax rate in a tax-exempt HSA state. Results and amounts will vary depending on your particular circumstances.
**HealthView Services. 2021 retirement health care costs data report

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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. The Schwab Health Savings Brokerage Account is offered to certain account holders through Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. For details and disclosures, visit schwab.com. Brokerage services are offered to certain accountholders through TD Ameritrade, Inc., Member FDIC/SIPC and a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. For details and disclosures, visit tdameritrade.com.

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