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Doaner19

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Can I fund an HSA even if my current job offers health insurance.
« on: September 04, 2014, 03:48:33 PM »
I have good health insurance now, but don't want to work more than another 5 years. 

I'd still have 18 years till eligible for medicare. My biggest concern is health insurance, so I'm wondering if I can start to fund an HSA now to use for down the road?

Thanks.

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Re: Can I fund an HSA even if my current job offers health insurance.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 03:51:51 PM »
You need to be enrolled in a qualified HDP (high-deductible plan). This may or may not be offered at your company (my company offers one).

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Qualifying for an HSA

To be an eligible individual and qualify for an HSA, you must meet the following requirements.

    You must be covered under a high deductible health plan (HDHP), described later, on the first day of the month.

    You have no other health coverage except what is permitted under Other health coverage , later.

    You are not enrolled in Medicare.

    You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 tax return.

If you can enroll in an HSA, then definitely do so. Mad Fientist calls it the Ultimate Retirement Account.