- Health Savings Account (HSA)
An HSA is a tax-advantaged account established to pay for qualified medical expenses of an accountholder who is covered under a high-deductible health plan. With money from this account, you pay for healthcare expenses until your deductible is met. Any unused funds are yours to retain in your HSA and accumulate towards your future healthcare expenses or your retirement.
For complete details on HSA’s you may wish to visit the U.S. Treasury at: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/tax-policy/Pages/Health-Savings-Accounts.aspx
What is your HDHP deductible amount?
Your HDHP deductible amount is the amount you pay toward your own medical expenses, in a given year, before your insurance begins to cover any expenses.
What is your type of HDHP coverage?
Choose the insurance coverage type for your HDHP. Your choices are “Family” or “Single”.
What is the balance in your HSA?
The total amount currently saved in your health savings account.
How much will you put into the HSA per month?
The amount you will contribute each month to your HSA. This calculator assumes that you make your contribution at the beginning of each month. Your monthly contributions are limited by the annual maximum allowed. This calculator doesn’t take catch-up contributions into account when calculating your maximum annual contribution.
How much do you expect to spend on healthcare per month?
The amount per month you expect to spend on qualifying medical expenses.How many years do you have to save before retirement?
The number of years you will be able to save (contribute) into your HSA prior to your retirement.
Annual rate of return
This is the annual rate of return you expect to receive on your HSA funds. The actual rate of return is largely dependant on the type of investments you select. From January 1970 to December 2006, the average compounded rate of return for the S&P 500, including reinvestment of dividends, was approximately 11.5% per year (source: www.standardandpoors.com). During this period, the highest 12-month return was 61%, and the lowest was -39%. Savings accounts at a bank pay as little as 1% or less.
It is important to remember that future rates of return can’t be predicted with certainty and that investments that pay higher rates of return are subject to higher risk and volatility. The actual rate of return on investments can vary widely over time, especially for long-term investments. This includes the potential loss of principal on your investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index and the compounded rate of return noted above does not reflect additional sales charges and fees that funds may charge.
Expected Inflation Rate
What you expect for the average long-term inflation rate. A common measure of inflation in the U.S. is the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which has a long-term average of 3.1% annually, from 1925 through 2006.
Federal tax rate
Your marginal federal tax rate. Use the table below to help you choose the appropriate tax rate.
|Filing Status and Income Tax Rates 2011Caution: Do not use these tax rate schedules to figure 2010 taxes. Use only to figure 2011 estimates.
||Married filing jointly
or Qualified Widow(er)
||Head of household
||Married filing separately
||$0 – 17,000
||$0 – 8,500
||$0 – $12,150
||$0 – 8,500
||$17,000 – 69,000
||$8,500 – 34,500
||$12,150 – 46,250
||$8,500 – 34,500
||$69,000 – 139,350
||$34,500 – 83,600
||$46,250 – 119,400
||$34,500 – 69,675
||$139,350 – 212,300
||$83,600 – 174,400
||$119,400 – 193,350
||$69,675 – 106,150
||$212,300 – 379,150
||$174,400 – 379,150
||$193,350 – 379,150
||$106,150 – 189,575