Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account that individuals who enroll in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) are eligible for. The funds contributed to an HSA are not subject to federal income tax at the time of deposit and HSA funds roll over and accumulate year to year if they are not spent. HSAs are owned by the employee and are portable.  

The Town of Wellesley will set up a Health Savings Account (HSA) for any benefit eligible employee who enrolls in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) during the FY19 Open Enrollment period.  In addition to setting up the account, the Town will contribute $1,000 into an HSA for each benefit eligible Town employee selecting an individual HDHP and $2,000 into an HSA for each benefit eligible Town employee selecting a family HDHP.  

Health Equity Partners will be working with the Town of Wellesley to administer the HSA program. Health Equity Partners offers a variety of member tools that can be found here.  

Below are some additional resources to help explain how HSA's work.  

HSA Qualified High Deductible Health Plan VideoHealth Equity HSA Videos
Health Equity Partners WebsiteHealth Equity Tools for members
Health Equity WebinarsUnderstanding Health Savings Accounts video


Medicare Eligibility could have an impact on your ability to contribute and/or participate in an HSA.  For more information on how Medicare Eligibility can impact your HSA, please refer to the Medicare Eligibility and Your HSA guide.