ABSTRACT

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) [Updated August 13, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged account that individuals can use to pay for unreimbursed medical expenses (e.g., deductibles, co-payments, coinsurance, and services not covered by insurance). Although eligibility to contribute to an HSA is associated with enrollment in high-deductible health insurance plans (HDHPs), HSAs are a trust/custodial account and are not health insurance. HSAs have several tax advantages: individual contributions are tax deductible unless made through a cafeteria plan; employer contributions and individual contributions made through a cafeteria plan are excluded from taxable income and from Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment insurance taxes; account earnings are tax exempt; and withdrawals are not taxed if used for qualified medical expenses."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45277
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2020-08-13
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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