Health savings accounts (HSAs) provide a way to help save on medical costs. To qualify, you must be covered by a health insurance policy with a minimum deductible of $1,100 for individuals and $2,200 for families in 2007. Maximum out-of-pocket costs for the plan, including deductibles and copayments, must not exceed $5,500 for individuals and $11,000 for families in 2007. You can then set up an HSA account, where you can deposit pretax dollars up to your deductible every year. In 2007, these amounts are capped at $2,850 for individuals and $5,650 for families. Individuals over age 50 can make a catch-up contribution of $800 in 2007, $900 in 2008, and $1,000 in 2009 or later. Contributions can be made by you, your employer, or a combination of both. There are no income limits for setting up an HSA.
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