Health Savings Account (HSA)

With an HSA, traditionally money may be taken from your paycheck before taxes or you can open up an individual HSA account and contribute money on your own. Your employer or a family member can also contribute to your HSA. To qualify for an HSA you must be a member of a “high-deductible health plan.” This means that your plan – in many cases a PPO – requires that you pay a certain amount of money up front before your plan coverage kicks in. The great news is that your HSA funds can be used to pay for this deductible.