- Contributions are tax deductible
- Earnings are tax deferred
- Distributions, if used for qualified expenses, are tax-free
- Unused assets may be used for retirement without penalty after age 65
- Account can be accessed like any normal checking account, including by debit card
- Savings rates are tiered, so the more you save the more you earn
- $100 initial opening deposit required
- $500 minimum aggregate average daily ledger balance, or $2,500 minimum daily HSA balance, requirement to avoid a $2.50 monthly service charge fee
- Free Online Banking, Bill Pay and eStatements
- Free Telephone Banking
- Free Mobile Banking
- Free Visa Debit Card
To be eligible for a Health Savings Account you must meet the following criteria:
- Covered by a qualified High Deductible Health Plan
- Have no other health coverage
- Have a minimum annual deductible of: $1,300 for yourself or $2,600 for a family
- Have maximum out of pocket expenses for 2017 are: $6,450 for yourself or $12,900 for a family.
- Are not entitled to benefits under Medicare
- Are not able to be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return
Qualified Medical Expenses
In order for withdrawals to be tax and penalty free they must be used for qualified medical expenses. Generally speaking these are any necessary medical and dental expense performed or prescribed by a qualified medical or dental professional.
- Medical exams
- Dental treatment
- Prescription medications
- Medical equipment
- Vision treatment & hardware
- Home care
These are just a few examples. See IRS Publication 502 for a more comprehensive list of qualified expenses.
You can roll over funds from an Archer MSA or another HSA into an HSA. Rollovers from these accounts are not subject to annual contribution limits. You must roll over the amount within 60 days after the date of the withdrawal. You may make one rollover contribution to an HSA during a 1-year period.
You may also authorize the trustee (the institution that holds your account) to transfer funds directly to another HSA. There is no limit to these transactions.
What’s included for free
- Online Banking
- Bill Pay
- Mobile Banking
- Visa Debit Card
- Telephone Banking
- Bank-owned ATM access
- Four Foreign ATM Withdrawals, Balance Transfers, Inquiries and Deposits per month
- Online and Email Alerts
- Overdraft Transfer Protection (1)
- Automatic Funds Transfers
What you pay for
A $2.50 monthly service charge fee applies if you don’t maintain either a:
- $500 minimum aggregate average daily ledger balance in all your Cashmere Valley Bank accounts, or;
- $2,500 minimum daily balance in your HSA.
If you satisfy either of these criteria, you will not be subject to a monthly service charge fee.
Account Related Fees
- Monthly service charge fee if minimum daily balance not met - $2.50
- *NSF - Returned Item Fee (per Item) (1) - $25.00
- *OD - Paid Item Fee (per Item) (1) - $25.00
- Stop Payment or Alert (each) (2) - $25.00
- Returned Item / Chargeback (3) - $0.00
- *Created by check, in-person withdrawal, or electronic means other than point of sale or ATM transaction.
(1) When you don’t have enough money in your account to cover a check or other item. These can potentially be avoided by taking advantage of Free Automatic Transfer Protection.
(2) An order to request that the Bank not pay a check that has been written but not cashed.
(3) Occurs when a check you deposited into your account does not clear the account of the person who wrote it to you. The amount that you were given credit is withdrawn from your account, but no fee is charged to you.
- Box of Checks - Prices Vary
- Check Images Online - $0.00
- Statement Copies Online - $0.00