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Your Guide to Using HSA/FSA Funds for Family Members

An HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible spending account) has many benefits. These accounts are used to pay out-of-pocket healthcare costs. To establish an HSA, you must have coverage with a high-deductible health insurance plan. The funds you put in the account are not taxed and will roll over into the next year if there is unused money at the end of the year....

Can I Invest The Money In My HSA/FSA?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are both offered by employers and designed to ease the financial burden of healthcare. But there are major differences between these two types of plans. One notable difference is that HSA funds can be invested, while FSA funds cannot. How Is an HSA Different From an FSA? With both an HSA and an FSA you can...

Pros & Cons Of Opening A Flexible Spending Account

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are associated with employer-sponsored health insurance plans. They allow you to divert a tax-deferred portion of your earnings into the account, which you can use to pay for certain healthcare-related expenses, including copayments and deductibles, and dependent-care costs. Money in an FSA must be used by the end of the plan year. However, employers may offer a grace period of up...

What Happens To My HSA/FSA If I Leave My Job?

Many employers today are offering health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to employees. Both types of plans allow for tax-free contributions to cover qualifying medical expenses, as detailed by the IRS. A critical difference between the two plans is you keep the funds in an HSA if you leave your job, but you lose the funds with an FSA. What Is A...