MILWAUKEE, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A., released a new white paper for employers, benefit consultants, and financial advisors entitled "Health Savings Accounts: Bridging the Retirement Savings Gap." The white paper explains why Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) can be an integral part of a holistic retirement strategy.
A recent study by Health View Services estimates that total healthcare expenses for a healthy 65-year-old couple retiring today can reach over $400,000. The rising cost of healthcare has led to an increased focus on the need for both short- and long-term savings to fund these expenses. Employers, benefit consultants, and financial advisors are seeking additional tools that can be used to help employees plan for healthcare costs they will face throughout their lifetime, particularly during retirement years.
The white paper covers:
- The retirement savings gap
- The advantage of HSAs for employers and employees
- The difference between HSAs and 401(k)s for healthcare spending
- The five steps to maximizing an HSA
"The paper addresses the interest we've seen from employers and members around how HSAs can help with one of the largest expenses in retirement – healthcare," said Chad Wilkins, executive vice president, Webster Bank and head of HSA Bank. "There has been a shift recently in how HSAs are viewed, from a short-term solution to a long-term savings vehicle, due to their triple tax advantage and ability to pay for Medicare and long-term care premiums."
About HSA Bank:
HSA Bank is a trusted leader in consumer-directed healthcare (CDH), focusing on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for over two decades and serving as both the bank and administrator. Discover how we can support your benefits strategy with our comprehensive account-based health benefit solutions that include HSAs, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and Commuter Benefits. With a reputation for outstanding service and thought leadership in the CDH space, we offer one platform and one portal for all of our members. HSA Bank inspires over 2 million members and more than 35,000 employer groups to own their health by making it easy to access, understand, and afford healthcare. HSA Bank has over $6 billion in total assets and is a division of Webster Bank, N.A., Member FDIC.
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