You will receive a PayFlex Card to pay for eligible expenses, but there are also other ways to use your HSA funds. If you pay out of pocket, you can request reimbursement from your HSA. You can also have the reimbursement deposited into your personal checking or savings account, or pay the provider directly with the electronic bill payment tool.
Some of the many ways you can use your HSA funds include:
Deductibles and coinsurance;
Glasses, LASIK eye surgery and contact lenses;
Dental and orthodontic care;
Chiropractic and acupuncture treatments;
Certain fertility services, including IVF; and
Medicare premiums during retirement.
Using HSA and FSA Together
If you are enrolled in WoodmenLife’s HSA plan, or an HSA plan through your spouse’s employer, you may also open a Healthcare Flexible Savings Account. In this case, the FSA can be used for vision and dental costs only.
Tax Requirements for HSA Enrollees
This form shows withdrawals from your HSA. The information needs to be included on the federal tax return. This form will be mailed at the end of January; you can also download it from the PayFlex member website.
This form reports your contributions to your HSA, and should be retained for your records. This form is not needed to file your federal tax return. PayFlex will mail you the form in May or you can access it on the PayFlex member website.
Available to those enrolled in the Select HSA Plan (Health)
You are eligible to contribute to the HSA if you:
Are not covered by any other health plan, unless it is another HSA compatible health plan;
Are not enrolled in Medicare, if Medicare eligible;
May not be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return.
How it Works
After the health claim has been processed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield, your portion can be paid with the Health Savings Account (HSA).
WoodmenLife provides up to $500 per year into the savings account for associate only coverage and $1,000 for associate plus coverage. The employer contribution will be made in equal installments based on the number of eligible pay periods.
The amount will be prorated if you are not enrolled for the entire year.
You also have the opportunity to contribute funds to this account on a pre-tax basis. The combined employer and associate contribution is limited to:
2023: $3,850 for Associate Only and $7,750 for Associate Plus coverages
2024: $4,150 for Associate Only and $8,300 for Associate Plus coverages
Those age 55 or older can contribute an additional $1,000 in catch-up contributions.
Contributions can be revised each pay period by emailing WoodmenLife Benefits & Well-being.
If you are enrolled in the WoodmenLife group medical plan, WoodmenLife will pay the cost of the monthly maintenance fee.