|Use the funds the year |
Under the terms of the HSA, you can contribute pre-tax dollars (directly from your paycheck) of up to $3,300 a year for an individual or $6,550 for a family into the account (for those 55 and older, the contribution limits are up to $4,300 for an individual and $7,550 for a family).
You can withdraw these funds tax-free so long as you use them for qualifying medical expenses.
Unlike the FSA, the HSA is not a use it or lose it account: the funds simply roll over at the end of the year. You can use the funds the next year without penalty – and you can top it up – so there’s no guesswork involved in funding.
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