Health Savings Accounts
Pay for current health expenses and save for future medical needs on a tax-free basis*. With a Health Savings Account (HSA), you decide how to spend and how to invest the money in your HSA.
- Earn dividends on balances of $50 and up
- Visa® Debit Card included
- Easily transfer money into your HSA with Digital Banking or our CCU Mobile App
Cover your health expenses.
Our Health Savings Account is a flexible, convenient way for you to manage your healthcare expenses. Paired with a qualified high-deductible health insurance plan, this account provides more ownership and control over healthcare expenses. You can decide when and how much to contribute. Contributions and payments are tax-deductible up to the limits set forth by the federal government. Plus, this account comes with a Visa® Debit Card for easy payment, and a dividend is paid each year when minimum balance requirements are met.
HSA Checking and Savings
|Who is an HSA good for?||People with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) who want to pay for qualified medical expenses tax-free|
|Minimum Opening Deposit||$50|
|Dividend Minimum Balance||$50|
HSAs are available to individuals who are covered under a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), are not enrolled in other general medical insurance coverage or medicare and may not be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return (but may be a spouse filing jointly).
It's as easy and convenient as making deposits to your other accounts.
- Use payroll deduction
- Visit any of our credit union branches
- Use Digital Banking or 24-Hour Telephone Banking to transfer funds from your other accounts
- Contact us to set up recurring automatic transfers from another account
- Send in a check by mail
To pay for qualified medical expenses, simply use your HSA Visa® debit card, online bill payment service, or write a check from your HSA Checking. Your payments are tax-free when used to pay for a qualified medical expense, and it is your responsibility to determine if an expense is qualified (consult a qualified tax professional). You can keep track of your balances online via Digital Banking, through 24-Hour Telephone Banking, or by calling the Contact Center at (800) 334-8788.
If you pay an expense from your HSA and later discover it is not a qualified medical expense, notify us immediately. To avoid penalties, you will need to deposit the funds back into your Health Savings Account no later than February 28 of the year following the payment. If you miss this deadline, you must claim the amount as "income" on your tax return and are subject to an IRS tax penalty if you are under age 65.
To allow your employer to contribute to your HSA, simply follow these steps:
- Give your employer our Routing Number (322078464) and your HSA account number
- Remember that contributions made by you or your employer are subject to IRS limits
- Be sure to track your total contributions so you do not exceed the limits defined by law
- Ask your employer or a qualified tax advisor for further details
We will mail your IRS Form 1099SA by January 31, following the end of the previous tax year. This form shows the total distributions (payments) made from your HSA during the tax year.
All contributions into the HSA are reported to the IRS as "current year" contributions unless you instruct us differently. "Prior year" contributions can be made by visiting a branch, calling us or by mail. Mail requests must clearly identify the tax year of the deposit. You have until April 15, or the tax-filing deadline, to make all your HSA contributions for the prior tax year. We will mail you IRS Form 5498SA, reflecting total prior tax-year contributions, by May 31.
Rules to Remember
- If you do not have enough for a payment, the credit union cannot cover you as a courtesy, this is strictly prohibited by the IRS
- For proper tax reporting, ATM transactions are not permitted
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Terms and Conditions
Programs (including but not limited to fees, rates, and features) are subject to change without notice. After the account is opened, dividend rate and APY may change at California Credit Union’s discretion. Fees may reduce earnings. Refer to our Personal Account Agreement & Disclosure for full details.
* Please consult a tax advisor for additional tax information related to Health Savings Accounts.