If an employer decides not to offer an employer-sponsored plan, can they still contribute to their employees’ Health Savings Accounts pre-taxed (if their current Section 125 allows it)?
According to Vermont Health Connect, the employer can offer an HSA or HRA without offering a plan. Just keep in mind that the consequences of that are:
– the employer would still be subjected to the Vermont Assessment of $476 per year per uncovered employee after the first four
– the employees can’t use the money in their HSAs to pay for insurance premiums
– the employees would have to choose HSA-compatible high-deductible plans
The IRS did just state that if employers do this, they will still get the same tax benefits for contributing to employees HSAs that they do now.
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