Optum health savings account
HSA monies are used to pay uninsured health care expenses for you and your tax-qualified dependents using a debit card. Fees may apply for using the savings account. Optum is required under Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act to confirm some of your personal information to establish your account.
If you misplace or did not receive your welcome packet, enroll online. Select Open an HSA at the top of the webpage. Call Optum Bank at 866-610-4839 for any additional assistance. The group number is A04791AS.
Eligible participants can enroll, increase, decrease or stop contributions to their health savings account at any time by submitting a completed HSA payroll deduction authorization form to HR benefits online or fax the form to 480-993-0007. The annual election amount remains in effect until a new HSA payroll deduction authorization form is completed and submitted to HR Benefits. HSA funds roll over from year-to-year.
Contributions and annual election amounts are as follows below:
- Participants cannot have any health insurance other than an HDHP to be able to contribute pre-tax dollars to their HSA.
- Participants no longer can contribute pre-tax dollars to their HSA if enrolled in Medicare part A or B.
- Participants may continue to withdraw funds from their HSA to help pay for medical expenses after enrollment in Medicare.
- Payroll-deducted contributions are withheld on a pre-tax basis and will be effective on the first day of the pay period following receipt of the completed form.
- The contribution remains in effect until a new authorization is received or until coverage in the High Deductible Health Plan medical plan ends.
- The annual election amount is divided by the number of biweekly pay dates in the calendar year. If effective the first pay period that ends in January, the amount is divided by 26.
- For faculty paid more than nine months during an academic year, no contributions are made during the summer. Upon return to work during the fall, the annual election remaining balance is divided by the number of pay dates remaining in the calendar year.
Annual contribution limits are established every year by the IRS based on the HSA medical option plan level of coverage. It is each participant’s responsibility to manage contributions in accordance with federal guidelines to ensure that contributions do not exceed the limits.
|2023 HSA IRS annual maximum contributions||University annual mandatory contributions||Employee annual voluntary contributions under 55 years old||Employee annual voluntary contributions age 55 or older - additional $1,000|
|Single coverage: $3,850||Up to $720||Up to $3,130||Up to $4,130|
|Non-single coverage $7,750||Up to $1,440||Up to $6,310||Up to $7,310|
|2022 HSA IRS annual maximum contributions||University annual mandatory contributions||Employee annual voluntary contributions under 55 years old||Employee annual voluntary contributions age 55 or older - additional $1,000|
|Single coverage: $3,650||Up to $720||Up to $2,930||Up to $3,930|
|Non-single coverage $7,300||Up to $1,440||Up to $5,860||Up to $6,860|