To help consumers who want to lower their health care costs decide if a health savings account (HSA) is the best choice for them, www.HSAcenter.com, Indianapolis, has introduced a number of easy-to-use, interactive tools that include a Health Plan Comparison Calculator, a Potential Tax Savings Estimator, and a Future Value Calculator.
Other new additions to the HSAcenter.com Web site are 2008 HSA deductibles, contribution limits and out-of-pocket maximums, as well as an audio clip with answers to the five most frequently asked questions about HSAs.
HSAcenter.com features straightforward information about health savings accounts in multiple formats including text, video, flash and audio. The Web site was launched six months ago by UnitedHealthcare’s Golden Rule Insurance Company, an HSA pioneer and leader in the individual and family health insurance market, to help consumers understand how HSAs work.
Golden Rule’s experience and expertise in the consumer-driven health care market goes back more than a dozen years when it introduced the first medical savings account (MSA) in the early 1990s. Today, nearly 40% of Golden Rule customers are covered by HSA plans, and these customers have accumulated more than $175 million in their savings accounts for current and future health care spending, including retirement.