Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are IRS regulated benefits that allow members with high deductible plans to contribute pre-taxed funds to help pay for certain medical expenses.

High deductible plans, like the Sana H and HD plans, require that you pay for services out of pocket until your deductible has been met. So it helps to have a pre-taxed fund to help cover expenses. 

Sana partners with Lively as our preferred HSA partner, but you or your company may use a different HSA provider. 

To learn more about health savings accounts, click here.

How do I set up my HSA?

Once you enroll in an H or HD plan through Sana, your employer will send you an email with information on how to get started with Lively or whichever HSA provider you decide to go with. From there, the HSA provider will walk you through getting set up. Have your bank account info handy and your account number from your previous employer's HSA if you’d like to transfer your previous contributions.

After you’ve entered all of your info online, you’ll get your debit card in the mail with a pamphlet explaining how to use your funds.

How do I track my funds?

Most HSA websites are really easy to use and allow you to track contributions/spending at a glance.

Who is my HSA provider?

Sana is not an HSA provider, but we do partner with Lively. There’s a chance your employer chose a different provider. So if you’re unsure who your provider is, please contact your HR team. 

How do I access my HSA?

If Lively is your provider, sign in to their website here. Otherwise, ask your HR team who your provider is. 

What can I purchase with my HSA card?

Click here for an alphabetized list of eligible HSA expenses provided by the IRS.

How do I use my HSA to pay for services, prescriptions, and medical supplies?

Use your HSA card just as you would a debit card to pay for out-of-pocket expenses. You can also pay for services normally and reimburse yourself through your HSA portal.

Can I use my HSA to pay for medical expenses for my spouse and dependents?

Yes! You can pay for qualifying expenses for your spouse and dependents, even if they aren't on your insurance plan. 

Do funds roll over?

Yes. All funds contributed to an HSA will roll over to the next year and will never be lost, unlike an FSA which is "use it or lose it."

What are my contribution limits?

Max contributions for 2020 are $3,550 and $7,100 with a $1,000 catch up contribution for those 55+.

For more information about your HSA visit Lively or your HSA provider. To learn more general information about the HSA benefits and restrictions, check out this page from the IRS.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (833) 726-2123 or send an email to hello@sanabenefits.com.