Who Qualifies for an HSA?
Who is Eligible to Establish an HSA?
Any individual who meets all these requirements may establish an HSA:
- Is not enrolled in Medicare (generally, under age 65)
- Is covered under an HDHP (and not covered under any other health plan that is not an HDHP)
- Cannot be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return.
HSAs cannot be joint accounts.
What is an HDHP?
An HDHP is a high deductible health plan. You are responsible for determining if you are covered by a qualified high deductible plan before opening an HSA. If you are unsure, you should contact your health insurance provider.
An individual HDHP must have an annual deductible which is not less than $1300 and the plan must have a maximum annual out-of-pocket limit of $6550 for 2016 and 2017.
A family HDHP must have an annual deductible which is not less than $2600 and the plan must have a maximum annual out-of-pocket limit of $13,100 for 2016 and 2017.
Fees may reduce earnings on HSAs.
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