Health Savings Account
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is an account you can put money into to save for future medical expenses. It is owned by an individual and the funds can roll over from year to year. It also has significant tax advantages. In many respects, an HSA operates similarly to an IRA. Money in an HSA (contributions, earnings and distributions) is exempt from federal taxes when used for qualified medical expenses for the HSA owner, spouse, and dependents. An HSA can only be established if the individual has a high deductible health plan, also known as catastrophic insurance.