[CARRIER NAME] HDHP WITH HSA PLAN
Like the PPO Plan, the High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) gives you the freedom to seek care from the provider of your choice. You will maximize your benefits and reduce your out-of-pocket costs if you choose a provider who participates in the [CARRIER/NETWORK] network. In addition, the HDHP comes with a health savings account (HSA) that allows you to save pre-tax dollars* to pay for any qualified health care expenses as defined by the IRS, including most out-of-pocket medical, prescription drug, dental and vision expenses. Click here for a complete list of qualified health care expenses.
* Tax free under federal tax law (state taxation rules may apply).
Here’s how the HDHP with HSA Plan works:
- Annual Deductible: You must meet the entire annual deductible before the plan starts to pay for non-preventive medical and prescription drug expenses. NOTE: If you enroll one or more family members, you must meet the full FAMILY deductible before the plan starts to pay expenses for any one individual.
- Coinsurance: Once you’ve met the plan’s annual deductible, you are responsible for a percentage of your medical expenses, which is called coinsurance. For example, the plan may pay 80 percent and you may pay 20 percent.
- Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximum: Once your deductible and coinsurance add up to the plan’s annual out-of-pocket maximum, the plan will pay 100 percent of all eligible covered services for the rest of the calendar year. NOTE: If you enroll one or more family members, you must meet the full FAMILY out-of-pocket maximum before the plan starts to pay covered services at 100 percent for any one individual.
- Health Savings Account (HSA): You may contribute to your HSA through pre-tax payroll deductions to help offset your annual deductible and pay for qualified health care expenses. In addition, we will contribute $[AMOUNT] annually to your HSA if you enroll in employee-only
coverage and $[AMOUNT] annually if you enroll yourself and one or more family members. To be eligible for the HSA, you cannot be covered through Medicare Part A or Part B or TRICARE programs. See the plan documents for full details.
Important: Your contributions, in addition to the company’s contributions [AND ANY INCENTIVES YOU EARN], may not exceed the annual IRS limits listed below.
Your HSA is yours for life. The money is yours to spend or save, regardless of whether you change health plans,* retire or leave the company. There is no “use it or lose it” rule. Your account grows tax free over time as you continue to roll over unused dollars from year to year. You decide how or if you want to spend your HSA funds. You can use it to pay for you and your dependents’ doctor’s visits, prescriptions, braces, glasses—even laser vision correction surgery.
*You must be enrolled in a qualified health plan to contribute to an HSA.