- If you are covered by another health plan (such as through your spouse's employer), that health plan must meet the criteria outlined above for a qualified HDHP. If you are enrolled in a health plan that does NOT meet the criteria for a HDHP, you may NOT set up an HSA and you must stop contributing to any HSA you do have.
- You may be covered by the following plan types while still being eligible to set up an HSA: dental; vision; short- and long-term disability; life and accidental death; long-term care; and certain health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), including: insurance for specific types of diseases or illnesses, such as cancer plans; hospital indemnity plans; limited-purpose FSA (dental & vision only); and post-deductible Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).
- NOTE: if a spouse's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can pay for any medical expenses before the HSA-qualified plan deductible is met, you are not eligible to open an HSA. For you to participate in a health FSA and an HSA at the same time, the FSA, whether provided by your or your spouse's employer, must typically be limited to reimbursing dental expenses, vision care expenses and/or medical expenses that exceed your HDHP deductible. Check with your or your spouse's benefits administrator to determine if you can participate in any health FSA offered by your or your spouse's employer.
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