Our HSAs have some distinct advantages to our members

  • Unlike FSAs, there is no use it or lose it stipulation. The money rolls over year to year.
  • The ability to make additional deposits in person, by mail or online, including same day deposits
  • No monthly service charges
  • Instantly issued Visa debit card
  • Earns dividends
  • Local, trusted employees to support HSA holders

Eligibility

An eligible individual is someone who:

  1. is covered under a high deductible health plan (HDHP),
  2. is generally not covered by any health plan that is not an HDHP,
  3. is not enrolled in Medicare or has not received VA medical benefits in the last three months,and
  4. is not eligible to be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return.

 

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HDHP Limits

HDHP Limits

Before you launch your HSA, take a look at your health insurance coverage. To contribute, you must be covered under an HSA-eligible high deductible health plan (HDHP). An HDHP generally requires that you pay out of pocket for medical expenses incurred (excluding certain preventive care expenses) until your deductible is met. Plan coverage kicks in after that. An HDHP may be HSA-eligible if it satisfies the IRS’ annual deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. But the rules that define an HSA-eligible HDHP can be complicated so check with your insurance provider or employer to see if your health plan is HSA-eligible.

In addition to have HSA-eligible HDHP coverage, you

  • cannot be covered by another health plan (with limited exceptions)
  • cannot be enrolled in Medicare, and
  • cannot be eligible to be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return.

HSA eligibility is determined as of the first day of each month.

HDHP Limits*

2019
Minimum Annual Deductible: $1,350 for self-only, $2,700 for family
Maximum Out-Of-Pocket Expenses: $6,650 for self-only, $13,300 for family

2020
Minimum Annual Deductible: $1,400 for self-only, $2,800 for family
Maximum Out-Of-Pocket Expenses: $6,900 for self-only, $13,800 for family

*These limits are subject to annual cost-of-living adjustments.

Contributions

Contributions to your HSA

As long as you don’t go over the limits that apply to your type of insurance coverage, you can contribute as much as you want, as often as you want throughout the year until your tax return due date (generally April 15 of the following year). In fact, anyone can contribute for you, even your employer.

HSA Contribution Limits*

2019
Self-Only Coverage: $3,500 ($4,500 if age 55 or older)
Family Coverage: $7,000 ($8,000 if age 55 or older)

2020
Self-Only Coverage: $3,550 ($4,550 if age 55 or older)
Family Coverage: $7,100 ($8,100 if age 55 or older)

*These limits are subject to annual cost-of-living adjustments.

Direct Transfer Form

Use this form to transfer your existing HSA balances to your Gulf Coast Educators HSA.

FAQs

FAQs






Disclosures

Disclosures

Health Savings Account Agreement

Truth in Savings Account Disclosures

Except as specifically described, the following disclosures apply to all of the accounts.

  1. Rate information. The Dividend Rate and Annual Percentage Yield on your accounts are set forth above. The Annual Percentage Yield is a percentage rate that reflects the total amount of dividends to be paid on an account based on the dividend rate and the frequency of compounding for an annual period. The Dividend Rate and Annual Percentage Yield may change monthly as determined by the Credit Union’s Board of Directors. A withdrawal will reduce earnings.
  2. Nature of Dividends. Dividends are paid from current income and available earnings after providing for the required reserves. The Dividend Rates and Annual Percentage Yields are the prospective rates and yields that the Credit Union anticipates paying for the applicable dividend period.
  3. Compounding and Crediting. Dividends will be compounded and credited as set forth above. The Dividend Period for each account is set forth above. The Dividend Period begins on the first calendar day of the Dividend Period and ends on the last calendar day of the Dividend Period.
  4. Balance information. The minimum balance required to open each account is set forth above. Dividends are Calculated by the Daily Balance method which applies a periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.
  5. Accrual of Dividends. Dividends will begin to accrue on cash deposits on the business day you make the deposit to your term account. Dividends will begin to accrue on noncash deposits (e.g. checks) on the business day you make the deposit to your account. If you close your account before accrued dividends are credited, accrued but unpaid dividends will be paid on term share certificates; accrued but unpaid dividends for all other accounts will not be paid if you close the account before accrued dividends are credited.
  6. Transaction Limitations except for checking transactions. During any statement period, you may not make more than six withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized or automatic transfer or telephonic order of instruction. No more than three of the six transfers may be made by check, draft, debit card, if applicable, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations set forth above in any statement period, your account may be subject to closure by the credit union.
  7. Fees could reduce earnings on the account.

HSA Administration for Districts

HSA Administration for Districts

Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union offers members of the credit union HSAs in response to the increase in popularity of High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) offered by school districts in our service area (TRS Active Care). Our Health Savings Accounts have some distinct advantages to our members:

  • The ability to make additional deposits in person, by mail or online, including same day deposits
  • No monthly service charges
  • Instantly issued Visa debit card
  • Earns dividends
  • Local, trusted employees to support HSA holders

In addition to saving school district employees money, we offer our HSA Program to school districts and their employees with qualifying HDHPs in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery or Waller Counties. The credit union will administer a school district’s Health Savings Account program at no charge to the district. Our offer includes:

  • No per user charge to district
  • No set up fee
  • No prefunding accounts like Flex Spending Accounts
  • District can send pre-tax or post-tax funds via direct deposit or payroll deduction
  • HSAs can be opened electronically or on site
  • Co-branded debit card
  • Presentations on benefits of Health Savings Accounts to district employees

If your school district would like more information on our HSA Administration Program, please fill out the contact form below and we will contact you shortly.

HSA Administration Request

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