Administered by Optum Bank, a Health Savings Account (HSA) allows you to pay for qualified health care expenses now or in the future. HSAs offer three tax benefits: Tax-free saving, growth and spending on qualified medical expenses anytime from today throughout your retirement.

You contribute from your pay on a pre-tax basis. These deductions lower your taxable income and when you spend the money on qualifying expenses, you will not be taxed. 

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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) run on the calendar year, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

HSA features and considerations

To contribute to an HSA, IRS regulations apply:

  • You must be enrolled in CU Health Plan High Deductible
  • You cannot be enrolled in Medicare or TRICARE
  • You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s previous year tax return
  • You cannot have another active medical plan, that is not an IRS qualified High Deductible Plan
  • You cannot contribute to an HCFSA and an HSA at the same time


2020 IRS Contribution Limits:   

  • $3,550 for single coverage
  • $7,100 for family  coverage (2+members)
  • $1,000 additional for employee age 55 or older


Additional information:

  • You own your HSA so funds carry forward year after year, even if you change employers or retire.
  • HSA runs on a calendar year and changes can be made at any time.