Health Savings Account (HSA)
No matter which plan option you choose — Blue or Green — K-C contributes money to your HSA that you can use to pay for care today, or save for health care down the road. You can also contribute money to your HSA.
K-C's HSA Contribution*
If you’re enrolled in the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) Blue or Green with HSA as of January 1 and you consent to open an HSA with Fidelity, K-C gives
- $700 in your HSA for Individual coverage,
- $1,400 for 2-Party, and
- $1,400 for 2-Party Plus.
Part-Time Employees (Scheduled 20 to 29 hours per week):
- $350 in your HSA for Individual coverage,
- $700 for 2-Party, and
- $700 for 2-Party Plus.
Note: If you enroll in the CDHP Blue or Green with HSA after January 1, K-C’s contribution is prorated.
*ELT, Executive Officers, and Grades 1-4 aren’t eligible for K-C’s HSA contribution.
Your HSA Contribution
You can also make your own contributions to your HSA, tax free, up to the IRS limits. The HSA contribution limit for 2023 is $3,850 for individuals and $7,750 for a family. For 2024 the HSA contribution limit is $4,150 for individuals and $8,300 for a family. The IRS limits include both your and K-C's HSA contributions. Also, if you're 55 years or older, you can contribute an additional $1,000 per year.
Contributing to your account is easy and it’s tax-free. That means contributions come out of your paycheck before taxes are taken out, which lowers your taxable income and helps you save money for future health care expenses. And, when you spend those dollars on health care, they come out tax-free too.
You have total control over how much goes in and out of this account. You set the amount and can change the contribution at any time before November 2 at K-C Benefit Compass. You can even go to NetBenefits and make additional contributions to your HSA from your personal bank account. Just remember the IRS limits.
Note: Contributions and earnings are subject to state (and local where applicable) income tax in California and New Jersey. Consult with your tax advisor to learn more.
Using the Money in Your Account
When you enroll in the CDHP Blue or Green, an HSA will be opened with Fidelity. With your HSA, you can pay for eligible expenses in two ways:
- With your Fidelity debit card, or
- Through Fidelity's NetBenefits website or mobile app
For tools and information to help you manage your account, contact Fidelity by:
HSA Contribution Advance
In the CDHP Blue or Green with HSA, if you're an active employee who has elected to contribute to your HSA, you can automatically access your future contributions early with HSA Contribution Advance. This way, you have the money you need to cover eligible expenses before the funds are actually deducted from your paycheck and deposited to your HSA, up to your current HSA annual election.
If you use HSA Contribution Advance, your future HSA payroll deductions will automatically repay the advanced amount. If you reduce your payroll deductions or leave K-C before fully repaying the balance owed, you'll receive a notice from K-C and be required to repay the amount due.
Note: HSA Contribution Advance funds are based on your election to make the contributions to your HSA for your personal tax purposes and are not a loan, additional contribution, or extension of credit by K-C. When you elected to contribute to your HSA, you agreed to make the annual contribution amount regardless of your employment status. Separated employees are required to pay such contributions to their HSA for funds previously used under HSA Contribution Advance and represent to the IRS in their tax return that such contributions have been made. K-C will utilize all recourse available to recover HSA Contribution Advance funds for which payment is not made.
How Other Coverage Outside of K-C Impacts HSA Eligibility
If you’re enrolled in TRICARE, Medicare, or a non-high deductible health plan outside of K-C, the IRS specifies that you cannot contribute to or receive company contributions into an HSA. There are also special eligibility considerations for Veterans Administration benefits. If you're ineligible for an HSA, you'll be offered a CDHP with Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) that meet IRS restrictions. Click here to learn more about HSA eligibility.