New wave retirement planning

Bridgeford, Lydell c.
October 2007
Employee Benefit News;Oct2007, Vol. 21 Issue 13, p26
The article discusses issues related to health savings accounts (HSA) in the U.S. The primary purpose of an HSA is to be a savings vehicle to pay for health care expenses not covered by the high-deductible health plan. The new HSA landscape recognizes retiree health costs in that new rules favor employees in terms of catch-up contributions and higher allocation amounts.


Related Articles

  • HSAs a missed opportunity. SHUTAN, BRUCE // Employee Benefit News;Feb2016, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p29 

    The article reports on the number of employees who are contributing a maximum amount to their health savings accounts (HSAs) in the U.S. due to inflation and large medical bills.

  • Medical Savings Accounts will not advance Canadian health care objectives. Hurley, Jeremiah // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/23/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 2, p152 

    Comments that Medical Savings Accounts (MSA) are unlikely to advance Canadian policy goals with respect to expenditure control and health system equity. Emphasis in a review by Samuel Shortt that MSA must be assessed against the publicly financed system in Canada; Discussion of the operation of...

  • HSAs--Not just for patients! Cohen, Mitchell L. // Medical Economics;5/4/2007, Vol. 84 Issue 9, p53 

    The article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of health savings accounts (HSAs) to individuals in the U.S. According to the author, HSAs are advantageous to many persons, however, it needs proper organization and planning to ensure its privileges. He stresses that HSAs, coupled with...

  • Setting Dollars Aside for Healthcare. Lynott, Bill // American Drycleaner (American Trade Magazines LLC (ATM));10/01/2014, p48 

    The article focuses on the problem of double-digit increases in the healthcare premiums in the healthcare industry. It mentions the 2003 law by the Health Savings Account (HSA) that make a dramatic reduction in the healthcare costs and HSA to be available for business professional who are not...

  • how to save on medical bills. Chen, Amy // Real Simple;Feb2009, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p103 

    The article offers eights ways and strategies to reduce the pain of the increasing medical costs in the U.S. The author suggest to ask for freebies or discount coupons. It could also help to request a three-month prescription. This option, given mostly for medications that treat chronic...

  • Employers unsure about new health-savings rules.  // Journal of Business (10756124);9/15/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 19, pB5 

    Presents a new study showing the number of employers that would allow employees to take advantage of new federal tax rules that permit them to carry over unused flexible health-care spending accounts in the U.S. Plans of some employers to extend the grace period to allow participants in both the...

  • Demographic Development and Moral Hazard: Health Insurance with Medical Savings Accounts. Schreyogg, Jonas // Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice;Oct2004, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p689 

    In times of ever-rising health expenditures it is becoming more and more obvious that conventional models for funding health care are increasingly experiencing difficulties in meeting this challenge. The concept of Medical Savings Accounts (�MSAs�) represents an innovative and so far...

  • Managing Medical Savings Accounts. Doerpinghaus, Helen I. // Benefits Quarterly;1996 Second Quarter, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p69 

    Medical savings accounts (MSA) are a new option being considered by policy makers as an alternative medical benefit cost-control technique. This article begins with a detailed description of MSA as they are currently being considered and discusses the advantages and disadvantages from the...

  • Medical Savings Accounts: Why Do They Work? Bond, Michael T.; Heshizer, Brian P.; Hrivnak, Mary W. // Benefits Quarterly;1996 Second Quarter, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p78 

    This article analyzes and reviews the cost and design characteristics of medical savings accounts. By placing premium savings from high-deductible health insurance in medical savings accounts, individuals have an incentive to shop for medical services. A more market-oriented health insurance and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics