An HSA is tax-favored savings account that is used in conjunction with a high-deductible HSA-compatible health insurance plan to make healthcare more affordable and to save for retirement.
Alaska residents can pay for qualified medical expenses with pre-tax dollars and save for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.
eHealthInsurance works with Alaska insurance providers that offer health plans compatible with an HSA. Compare HSA-compatible health plans in Alaska and select the plan best that works best for you and your family.
For 2010, the maximum annual out-of-pocket amounts for HDHP self-coverage increase to $5,950 and the maximum annual out-of-pocket amount for HDHP family coverage is twice that, $11,900.
For 2010, the minimum deductible for HDHPs increases to $1,200 for self-only coverage and $2,400 for family coverage
Since Alaska does not impose a state income tax, HSA contributions have no impact on state tax liability.
*Source data according to Kaiser Family Foundation:
Data as of February, 2008.
Laws regarding HSAs are subject to change, please always check with a licensed agent or the IRS (www.irs.gov) regarding rules and regulations.