Health Savings Accounts

Webinar: ID# 1011745
Recorded CD
About This Course:
This live audio conference will explain the basic rules for eligibility, contributions and use of an HSA with a high deductible plan. It will also review current studies on whether HSAs are achieving the goal of reducing total health care costs through consumerism. Focusing on the final comparability rules for employer contributions and updates on the new contribution limits and IRS guidelines, it will explore new design opportunities for employers considering how to implement a successful HSA program.


  • What Are Health Savings Accounts?
    • Eligible Individuals
    • Qualified High-Deductible Health Plan; Permitted and Disqualifying Coverage
    • Contribution Limits for HSAs
    • Distributions From an HSA
  • Coordination With Health FSAs
  • How Can Employer Contributions Enhance Plan Design?
    • The Final Comparability Rules
    • The Big Loophole: Through a Cafeteria Plan
    • Employer Contribution Designs Available
  • How Well Are HSAs Working to Reduce Health Care Costs?
    • Cautions on Interpreting Reports of Savings
    • Recent Studies on Consumer-Driven Plans
    • Requirements for HSAs to Be Successful


Jeff Belfiglio

  • Partner in the Bellevue, Washington, office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Practices exclusively in all aspects of employee benefits
  • Co-writer of the Employee Benefits Institute of America's Cafeteria Plans manual
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America
  • Speaks regularly at the Western Pension and Benefits Conference and for Lorman Education Services
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Who Should Attend

This teleconference is designed for human resource managers, benefits and payroll professionals, controllers, CFOs, business owners and managers, and insurance professionals.

Health Savings Accounts
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