Cochise College Health Savings Accounts

The information below provides resources for the Cochise College health savings account (HSA) and helpful links.

What is an HSA plan?

It is a Tax-Favored Bank Account that you may pay for qualified medical expenses not covered by your benefit plans, like deductibles, coinsurance, dental and vision expenses.

Who is eligible for an HSA?

Benefits eligible employees that are enrolled in the CCT High Deductible Health Plan.  Employees enrolled in the CCT EPO plan or declined CCT health plan coverage are NOT eligible to participate in an HSA.

Can I change my annual election amount?

You can change your elected amount during the plan year only if you have a change in employment status or family status (e.g., marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child). Election changes must be made within 30 days of the event.   A new employee annual election is required each year.  If a new annual election is not completed employee contributions will end on the last pay period of the current plan year.

Who makes contributions to a HSA?

The employee, the employer or a third party.

Are there contribution limits?

Annual contribution limits for the current plan year are $3,350 for an individual and $$6,650 for a family.  Individuals and/or their spouses over age 55 and not enrolled in Medicare can make an additional $1,000 catch-up contribution annually.

How can I receive HSA claim reimbursement?

A debit card is available that you may use to pay for eligible health care expenses.  If you send a manual FSA claim, the required documentation is:

  • An explanation of benefits (EOB) that you received for the medical, dental, vision services or pharmacy receipt for which you are filing a claim

What else can I use my HSA for?

You may use you FSA or qualified medical expenses as well as:

  • Premiums for long-term care insurance
  • Premiums for COBRA
  • Premiums for retirement health insurance and/or Medicare premiums

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