Comprehensive Guide to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • CFA
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • CPA/PFS
  • TEP
  • ChFC
  • CSA
  • MRTP
  • ERPA
  • FSCP
  • CASL
  • ChSNC
  • RICP
  • WMCP
  • CIPM
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

The high cost of health care and its inaccessibility to many people have created an environment where, for some, health care is unreachable. 

Given the rising costs of health care and the fraying of employer-provided health insurance, many people have come to assume more personal responsibility for their health care expenses. One popular option is the health savings account (HSA), which is a self-directed, self-funded plan designed to help individuals meet current and future health care expenses on a tax-free basis.

Employers and their service providers and advisors must understand what kind of coverage is required for HSA eligibility, and what types of programs and benefits can make employees ineligible for HSA contributions.

HSAs benefit taxpayers in many ways, including providing tax-free funds to pay for health care expenses. HSAs can also provide an investment vehicle, additional retirement funds, and an emergency cash stash. They may be one of the most beneficial yet underutilized planning tools available to certain taxpayers.

Contributions to HSAs avoid both federal and most state income and payroll taxes (e.g., FICA, FUTA). Employers often offer these plans, and the fees and investment options vary with each financial institution.

Participants can withdraw money tax-free from their HSA for eligible medical expenses. The list of qualifying medical expenses is fairly liberal and includes over-the-counter drugs, acupuncture, and qualifying travel expenses. Taxpayers can use HSA funds to pay Medicare premiums after age 65.

Tax advisers working with employers and individuals participating in these plans need to understand the benefits and requirements for contributions and distributions and other unique opportunities these accounts provide so they can incorporate them into the financial advice they provide, especially when planning for retirement.

This CE/CPE Tax course will explore the advantages of HSAs, including plan and participant requirements, contributions and limits, investment options, and using an HSA to supplement retirement plans.

Learning Objectives

  • To evaluate what is an HSA.
  • To investigate who can and who cannot use them.
  • To discuss the qualified health insurance plans.
  • To explain contribution limits.
  • To identify qualifying expenses.
  • To discuss the tax advantages.
  • To analyze the investment opportunities.
  • To evaluate how to supplement retirement plans.
  • To discuss the Super HSA.

Recommended For

  • This CPE webinar is recommended for Tax partners, managers, and staff, CPAs, enrolled agents, tax return preparers, tax attorneys, and other practitioners who want to understand contribution and distribution rules applicable to health savings accounts and serve as an advisory to their clients.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Annual Filing Season Program
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Senior Advisor
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Finance Pros
  • Financial Planner
  • Finanical Analyst
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL)
  • 2 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Retirement and Financial Independence Planning for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
  • 2 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00768-21-O)
  • 2 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0711)
  • 2 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00768-21-O)
  • 2 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00768-21-O)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 2 CPE Credit for Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
  • 2 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 2 CE Credit of Qualified Retirement Plan Matters for Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (Approval No. GEHNZ-Q-01043-22-O)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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CTEC APPROVED

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor ID# : 6273) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

Presenter

About Presenter

Lawrence Pon is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, Certified Financial Planner, Enrolled Agent, United States Tax Court Practitioner, and Accredited Estate Planner in Redwood Shores, CA 

Mr. Pon has been in tax practice since 1986 and speaks regularly to tax professionals and financial advisors on the latest tax planning and preparation topics.  

Mr. Pon enjoys helping his clients reach their financial goals through comprehensive tax planning and financial planning. 

Mr. Pon received his BS in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance) from UC Berkeley and MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. 


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Ratings and Review

4.5

44 Ratings

Excellent

30

Very Good

9

Average

4

Poor

1

Terrible

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CS

Christina Schmiedel

Jan 27th, 2022

Loved this class, would even take it again to hear some of the gems of info the instructor presented! Thank you!

RJ

Richard Johnson, CPA (US)

Jul 11th, 2022

I thought it was great. Switching between presenters kept it interesting. I may have also liked it more than some other webinars because it is a topic I didn't know much about and needed to.

FS

Frances Stoller, EA

Dec 30th, 2021

I was able to take two particular items to use with my clients. I thought this would be a "dry" webinar, but it was highly informative and both instructors had great personalities.

MWI

Max Woodbury Iii, Accountant, EA

Apr 9th, 2022

Wish talked more about healthcare ministries and HSA.

RG

Robert Gero, EA

Jul 15th, 2022

The instructers were very knowledgeable

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