HSA Potential Savings

How can switching from your traditional insurance plan to a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) save you money? Take a look at the chart below.

In this example, a family had a traditional health insurance policy with a $1000 deductible. This family switched to a HDHP with a $5150 deductible and then put $5150 into their HSA.

At the end of the year, they saved more than $600 and still had more than $2900 in their HSA to cover future medical expenses for a total savings of almost $3000 in one year.

Sample Comparison of Traditional vs HDHP with an HSA Traditional Plan HDHP + HSA
Deductible $1000.00 $5150.00
Coinsurance 80% / 20% 100%
Adding Expenses:  
Annual Premium $6804.00 $4501.20
Out-of-Pocket Costs to Cover Deductible $1400.00 NA
Out-of-Pocket Costs to Cover Coinsurance $800.00 NA
HSA Qualified Expenses NA $2200.00
Unused HSA Contribution (Assuming $5150 Contribution) NA $2950.00
Expenses Subtotal:  
Subtracting Tax Savings  
Savings:  HSA Contribution Tax Reduction for Current Year
Multiply HSA contribution by tax rate to realize tax savings and
subtract from the HSA expense subtotal
$5150.00
x.25
$1287.50
$9651.20
-($1287.50)
$8363.70
NET EXPENSES FOR CURRENT PLAN YEAR $9004.00 $8363.70
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR NEXT PLAN YEAR THROUGH HSA1 $2950.00

1Your HSA may also have some interest growth.  Fees may reduce earnings.

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