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Invest in your health and financial well-being with a GLCU HSA and earn 1.50% APY*.

You can use HSA funds for IRS-approved items. Examples include:

  • Doctor's office visits
  • Dental services
  • Eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses and solution, and laser surgery
  • Orthodontia, dental cleanings, and fillings
  • Prescription drugs and some over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • Physical therapy, speech therapy, and chiropractic expenses 

When it comes to medical expenses, every penny counts. With a health savings account, you can make pre-tax contributions and enjoy tax-free withdrawals. Your funds are always available if you need them for qualified healthcare expenses.

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Effective Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Make the Most of Your HSA

Grow Your Savings
Make pre-tax contributions and enjoy tax-free withdrawals. Your HSA contributions don't count toward your taxable income for federal taxes.

Roll Over Your Funds
Save your unused funds for future expenses. You never have to worry about losing your money.

Your Money, Your Health
Transfer your existing HSA funds to a new account anytime. Money in your HSA always belongs to you, even if you change employers or financial institutions.

 

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FAQs

Q: Who is eligible to open an HSA?

A: If you are covered under a high deductible health plan (HDHP), are NOT covered under any other health plan, are NOT enrolled in Medicare, cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return, and have not been a recipient of veterans’ medical benefits in the previous three months, then you are eligible to establish an HSA.

Q: How do I know if I have an HDHP?

A: Your health insurance provider would be able to tell you if you have an HSA-eligible HDHP. Your health plan is an HDHP if it meets certain requirements, which vary based on type of coverage you have (self-only or family).

Q: What are qualified medical expenses for an HSA?

A: Qualified medical expenses are medical expenses that are:

  • Incurred on behalf of the HSA owner, their spouse, or dependents
  • Incurred after an HSA has been established
  • Not covered by insurance
  • Paid by the HSA owner, their spouse, or dependents

Q: How can I use my HSA assets?

A: As the HSA owner, you can take money out of your HSA at any time to pay for qualified medical expenses tax free, even if you are no longer an HSA eligible individual at the time of the distribution.

As the HSA owner, you are responsible for determining whether an expense is a qualified medical expense and therefore, a qualified distribution. You should also keep your receipts and maintain your records for any tax-free distributions you take from your HSA, in case you need to defend your expenditures or decisions during an IRS audit.

Q: How much can I contribute to an HSA for myself or someone else?

A: The maximum amount you can contribute to an HSA each year depends on:

  • Whether or not you are eligible for a contribution, and if so, if you are eligible for a catch-up contribution
  • What type of HDHP coverage the HSA owner carries throughout the year (self-only or family)
  • How many months the HSA owner is covered by a qualified HDHP

Total contributions made by or on behalf of an HSA owner cannot exceed the annual contribution limit for the given year.

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. All dividend rates and APY may change at any time.