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Health Savings Account (HSA) participation

You gain choice and control over your health care decisions and spending when you establish your HSA to complement the high deductible health plan coverage provided through the UHC Basic HSA or Premium HSA plan described in the Medical Benefits section of your Stryker Benefits Summary.
The HSA can help you cover, on a tax-free basis, medical plan expenses that require you to pay out-of-pocket, such as deductibles, copayments or coinsurance. It may even be used to pay for, among other things, certain medical expenses not covered under the medical plan design. Amounts may be distributed from the HSA to pay non-medical expenses; however, these amounts are subject to income tax and may be subject to a 20% penalty if withdrawn before age 65.
What is an HSA?
An HSA is a tax-advantaged account that you can use to pay for qualified health expenses that you or your eligible dependents incur. HSA contributions:
  • Accumulate over time with interest or investment earnings (if applicable).
  • Are portable after employment.
  • Can be used to pay for qualified health expenses tax-free or for any other expense on a taxable basis.