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2017 Health Savings Accounts Facts

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A High Deductible Health Insurance Plan (HDHP) combined with a Health Savings Account (HSA) saves employers significant amounts of money on health insurance premiums.  This advantage, along with many tax benefits for employees, has led to an explosion in the number of Health Savings Accounts.  Turn to the new 2017 Health Savings Accounts Facts to obtain vital HSA questions and answers right at your fingertips.

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2017 Health Savings Accounts Facts

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A High Deductible Health Insurance Plan (HDHP) combined with a Health Savings Account (HSA) saves employers significant amounts of money on health insurance premiums.  This advantage, along with many tax benefits for employees, has led to an explosion in the number of Health Savings Accounts.  Turn to the new 2017 Health Savings Accounts Facts to obtain vital HSA questions and answers right at your fingertips.

This clear, concise, Q&A resource covers:

  • HSA eligibility
  • Contribution limitations
  • HSA deductions
  • Tax reporting
  • Employer contributions
  • Comparability testing
  • Testing periods

And the 2017 edition of this cutting-edge resource has been fully updated to include:

  • Effect of the DOL Fiduciary rule on Health Savings Accounts including:
  •                    - Are HSAs covered by ERISA?
                       - Effect of employer giving investment advice
                       - Are HSA custodians considered to be fiduciaries?
                       - Differences between a custodian and trustee
                       - Exceptions for general communications
                       - Exceptions for investment education
                       - Exceptions for custodians offering limited types of accounts
                       - Effect of “best interest contract exemption” on fiduciaries
                       - Effect of fiduciary rule on health insurance agents
                       - Situations where a custodian is not paid for investment selection
                       - Situations where a custodian offers only one investment choice
  • Effect of state laws on HSAs including proposed protections of accounts from creditors and bankruptcy
  • Changes in government regulation of HSA accounts
  • Effect of the Affordable Care Act and HHS 2017 Payment parameters: Availability of High Deductible Health Plans on state exchanges in 2017
  • Effect of difference in inflation adjustments under Health Saving Account law and the Affordable Care Act
  • Changes in maximum out of pocket expenses
  • Changes in deductible amounts
  • Changes in contribution amounts
  • Changes in travel expenses allowed
  • Changes in long-term care expenses allowed
  • Effect of new laws effecting and delaying the “Cadillac Tax”
  • New IRS guidance regarding HSAs for veterans receiving VA coverage of health services
  • Effect of state law requirements on definitions of preventative care
  • Rules regarding multiple HSAs for spouse
  • Effects of withdrawal of basis or taxable earnings from IRA
  • Ability to use HSAs to pay medical expenses of former dependents
  • Use of HSAs in situations where the multiple support agreements are involved
  • Deductibility of HSA contributions under state income taxes
  • IRS model language for employers to provide to employees regarding failure to open an HSA
  • Effect of HSA on FAFSA application for student aid

It’s very difficult to conceive of an HSA question that you won’t find the answer to in this book.


The product of years of real-world advising, 2016 Health Savings Accounts Facts:

  • Simplifies Your Work
  • Explains HSA Rules
  • Clarifies HSA Issues
  • Enables You to Answer Authoritatively and Correctly
  • Saves You time
 ISBN
9781945424052
 Page Count
432
 Publication Date
Sep 16, 2016
 Author
Whitney Richard Johnson, Esq.
 Edition
2017