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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)


Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were created by the Medicare bill signed by President Bush on December 8, 2003 and are designed to help individuals save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis.


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Treasury and IRS issue HSA "grab bag" guidance

Treasury and IRS provide guidance on IRA-to-HSA transfers and the full contribution rule.

President Bush Signs Bill to Make Health Care more Affordable, Accessible

OPM Provides Valuable Option under FSA to Assist Federal HSA Enrollees

All About HSAs Icon: PDF Document

Frequently Asked Questions

2009 HSA Indexed Amounts

2008 HSA Indexed Amounts Icon: PDF Document

2007 HSA Indexed Amounts

HSA Basics (tri-fold brochure) -- for use in 2008 Icon: PDF Document
(Can be reproduced, distributed and displayed freely)

Fact Sheet: Dramatic Growth of HSAs Icon: PDF Document

Technical Guidance

Tax Savings from HSA Contributions Made in 2007 Icon: PDF Document

IRS Forms and Publications

HSA Statute

Labor Department Guidance


Press Releases

Last Updated: July 22, 2008



About HSAs