October 11, 2013
Plan C health savings account 2014 employer contributions
Beginning in plan year 2014, if you are enrolled in Plan C of the State Employee Health Plan, the employer contributions to your health savings account, or HSA, will be made in two deposits.
The contributions will be made on the second pay date of 2014 — Jan. 17 — and between July 3-10. If you are enrolled in employee-only coverage, you will receive $750 on each date. If enrolled in employee-plus-dependent coverage you will receive $1,125 on each date. You will still contribute on a per-paycheck basis to your health savings account.
If you are a nine-month employee the employer deposits will still be made in January and in July even though you may not receive a summer pay check.
If you are currently enrolled in Plan A or B for 2013 with a health care flexible spending account, or FSA, but will enroll in Plan C for 2014, your flexible spending account must have a zero balance by Dec. 31, in order to contribute and receive employer contributions to an health savings account on the schedule as listed above. If the health care flexible spending account balance is not zero, contributions to the 2014 health savings account will be delayed and prorated. If you are currently enrolled in Plan C for 2013 and have a limited purpose flexible spending account, that account does not need to have a zero balance.
For more information about the State Plan Year 2014 Open Enrollment see the Division of Human Resources website.