Interesting HSA Development

The consumer driven plans in the FEHB Program seed their enrollees’ health savings accounts with contributions from the plan. Enrollees could make additional contributions up to the annual limit with after tax dollars and then claim a deduction on their tax returns.

Last Friday, OPM released a benefits administration letter announcing it is implementing payroll technology that will allow these enrollees to make pre-tax contributions to their health savings accounts via the Federal Flexible Benefits Plan. This new technology is being implemented across the government throughout this year.