It can allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for certain health and dependent care needs for example the money can be used to pay for deductibles prescription co-pays and other treatments not covered by your insurance a big downside for many Dental Insurance though whatever you don’t use by the end of your company’s benefit year will be or can be forfeited you need to check with your employer’s human resources department for specifics on their FSA
They can provide a list of FSA qualified costs that you can purchase directly or be reimbursed for a health savings account or HSA is a tax preferred savings account available to those enrolled in health plans employers and employees are allowed to contribute to them hsas allow you to set aside tax-free dollars to pay for routine out-of-pocket health expenses.
You also pay no federal taxes on interest earned by your HSA as long as you use the money to pay for eligible medical expenses as defined by the IRS dental and vision are included unlike an FSA and HSA funds rollover annually and accumulate even if an employee changes jobs the accumulated funds can be removed for non eligible expenses but then will be subject to federal income tax and a-percent penalty once an individual qualifies for Medicare.
These accumulated funds can still be used tax-free for medical expenses Medicare doesn’t cover or they can be used like an IRA or k a health reimbursement account or h ra e is an employer funded group health plan which employees are reimbursed tax-free for qualified medical expenses up to a fixed dollar amount per year unused amounts may be rolled over to be used in the next year.
The employer funds and owns the account health reimbursement accounts are often called health reimbursement arrangements now the video talks about the ability for the health savings account to roll over to the next year now is this true for all types of plans.