You can save money on eligible health care and/or dependent care expenses by paying for them with tax-advantaged accounts.

 

Overview

Inova offers you the following accounts and encourages you to take full advantage of their money-saving potential. You can enroll in them on the Inova Benefits Center website as a new hire, during Annual Enrollment, or if you have a qualifying life event. Note: You must enroll in these accounts each Annual Enrollment if you want to contribute the next year, even if you already participate.

Tax-advantaged Accounts

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Administered by: PayFlex

Available only to team members who enroll in the Innovation Health HSA HDP (High Deductible Plan) or Outside NOVA HSA HDP.

Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Administered by: PayFlex

Available to team members who enroll in the Innovation Health PPO or Outside NOVA PPO, or do not elect medical coverage through Inova.

Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Administered by: PayFlex

Available to team members who enroll in the Innovation Health HSA HDP (High Deductible Plan) or Outside NOVA HSA HDP with an HSA to use for dental and vision expenses.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Administered by: PayFlex

Available to all team members.

Key features at a glance
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Tax-free money.

Money goes in tax-free* and comes out tax-free when it’s used for eligible expenses.

Convenient payroll deductions.

Contribute to your accounts easily and effortlessly.

Helpful budgeting tool.

Plan for upcoming expenses by setting aside money each paycheck.

*Contributions are not subject to federal income tax. However, HSA contributions are currently subject to state income tax in CA and NJ. Consult with your tax advisor to understand the potential tax implications of enrolling in an HSA and/or FSA.

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Compare the accounts

HSA vs. FSAs

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Access your account
How much could you save?

Here’s an example. Let’s say Tom decides to set aside $2,000 in an HSA or FSA for the year. Normally, on that money, he’d pay $480 in federal income tax, $100 in state income tax, and $153 in payroll tax. So, by contributing that $2,000 to his HSA or FSA, he’ll get $733 in tax savings for the year.

Without an HSA or FSA, Tom would pay … Savings
24% in federal income tax $480
5% in state income tax* $100
7.65% in payroll tax $153
His total tax savings for the year with an HSA or FSA $733

This hypothetical illustration is for educational purposes only. Dollar amounts or savings will vary depending on income, state and city tax rules, and other factors. Please consult a tax, legal, or financial advisor about your own personal situation.

*Contributions are not subject to federal income tax. However, HSA contributions are currently subject to state income tax in CA and NJ. Consult with your tax advisor to understand the potential tax implications of enrolling in an HSA and/or FSA.

 

Health Savings Account

With the Innovation Health HSA HDP (High Deductible Plan) and Outside NOVA HSA HDP, you’re eligible to open and contribute money to a Health Savings Account (HSA) through PayFlex. The HSA is a tax-free savings account that you own. You can use it to pay for eligible health expenses anytime, even in retirement.

Get unbeatable advantages with an HSA

 

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Put money in tax-free.

You contribute to your HSA through pre-tax payroll deductions.

If you need to, you can change your contribution amount anytime.

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Pay for care tax-free.*

Pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision expenses for you and your family with tax-free money.

You can either use your HSA debit card (provided sufficient funds are in your account) or make payments later through the PayFlex website.

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Grow money for the future tax-free.

All the money in your HSA is yours to keep, year after year.

You can build up savings through tax-free interest and even invest your money once it reaches a minimum balance, which gives you the potential for tax-free earnings growth and a way to plan ahead.

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Manage your account.

Use the PayFlex website or mobile app to:

  • Check your balance.
  • Pay bills.
  • Reimburse yourself for payments you made without HSA funds.
  • Manage your HSA investments.
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2022 Contribution Limits

Keep in mind, the maximum amount you and Inova can contribute to your HSA is determined by annual limits that the IRS sets. In 2022, the total contribution limits are:

  • $3,650 if you have team member-only medical plan coverage, or
  • $7,300 if you cover dependents.

Add $1,000 to these limits if you’re age 55 or older.

Who’s eligible for an HSA?

In order to establish and contribute to an HSA, you:

  • Must be enrolled in the Innovation Health HSA HDP (High Deductible Plan), Outside NOVA HSA HDP, or another qualified high-deductible medical plan.
  • Cannot simultaneously participate in the Health Care FSA (but participation in a Limited Purpose FSA is allowed).
  • Cannot be enrolled in any other medical coverage, including a spouse’s plan or Medicare.
  • Cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.

You should review IRS rules for making HSA contributions if you will turn age 65 during the year. For more information, see IRS Publication 969.

Increase your tax savings with a Limited Purpose FSA

Use your HSA together with a Limited Purpose FSA for additional tax savings. With the Limited Purpose FSA, only dental and vision expenses are allowed.

Getting Started

To contribute to an HSA, you must be enrolled in the Innovation Health HSA HDP (High Deductible Plan) or Outside NOVA HSA HDP. You will elect your HSA contribution amount during enrollment. You can then manage your account through the PayFlex website.

As you start using your account, keep in mind that you can only spend money that has actually been deposited into your account — your entire annual contribution amount is not available to you from the beginning of the plan year. Your HSA balance will grow as deposits are made from each paycheck.

 

Flexible Spending Accounts

Using an FSA is like getting a discount on everyday health and/or dependent care expenses because you’re paying with tax-free money. There are separate FSAs for healthcare and dependent care. Our FSAs are administered by PayFlex.

Carry over your FSA money!

You can carry over $550 of your Health Care FSA and Limited Purpose FSA from 2021 to 2022. Request reimbursement or manage your account on the PayFlex website.

Health Care FSA

A Health Care FSA is available to team members who enroll in the Innovation Health PPO, Outside NOVA PPO, or do not elect medical coverage. You can contribute up to $2,850 for the year through pre-tax payroll deductions to help cover eligible medical, dental, and vision expenses.

How the Health Care FSA works
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Choose

Choose your contribution amount when you enroll. You can only change it during the year if you experience a qualifying life event, so estimate carefully.

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Contribute

Your annual contribution will be divided into equal payroll deductions, but the entire amount is available to you from the beginning of the plan year.

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Spend

Spend your money by using your FSA debit card, or log in to the PayFlex website to request reimbursement for payments you’ve made.

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Carry Over

Up to $550 of unused money may be carried over to the next year; amounts above $550 will be forfeited, so be sure to use it up!

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Limited Purpose FSA

A Limited Purpose FSA is available only to team members with an HSA to offer additional tax-saving opportunities. You can contribute up to $2,850 for the year through pre-tax payroll deductions. This account can be used for eligible dental and vision expenses only.

How the Limited Purpose FSA works
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Choose

Choose your contribution amount when you enroll. You can only change it during the year if you experience a qualifying life event, so estimate carefully.

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Contribute

Your annual contribution will be divided into equal payroll deductions, but the entire amount is available to you from the beginning of the plan year.

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Spend

Spend your money by using your FSA debit card, or log in to the PayFlex website to request reimbursement for payments you’ve made.

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Carry Over

Up to $550 of unused money may be carried over to the next year; amounts above $550 will be forfeited, so be sure to use it up!

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Dependent Care FSA

A Dependent Care FSA is available to all team members. You can contribute up to $5,000 for the year through pre-tax payroll deductions to help cover your eligible dependent care expenses, including child care for children up to age 13 and care for dependent elders.

How the Dependent Care FSA works
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Choose

Choose your contribution amount when you enroll. You can only change it during the year if you experience a qualifying life event, so estimate carefully.

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Contribute

Your annual contribution will be divided into equal payroll deductions. You can only use money that has been deposited into your account.

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Spend

Log in to the PayFlex website to request reimbursement for payments you’ve made.

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Use It Up

Unused money does not carry over at the end of each year — use it or lose it! Be sure to use it up.

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Compare the Accounts

  HSA Health Care FSA Limited Purpose FSA Dependent Care FSA
Available with …
Innovation Health HSA HDP (High Deductible Plan)
Outside NOVA HSA HDP
Innovation Health PPO
Outside NOVA PPO
(Also available if you waive medical coverage)
Innovation Health HSA HDP (High Deductible Plan)
Outside NOVA HSA HDP
Your employment at Inova
Contribute per year (set by the IRS) $3,650 individual
$7,300 family
An additional $1,000 if you’re 55 or older
$2,850 $2,850 Up to $5,000*; $2,500 if married and filing separately from your spouse
Use account money for… All eligible health care expenses All eligible health care expenses Eligible dental and vision expenses Eligible dependent care expenses, including child care for children up to age 13 and care for dependent elders
Change your contribution amount anytime Yes No No No
Access your entire annual contribution amount as needed No Yes Yes No
Access only funds that have been deposited Yes No No Yes
“Use it or lose it” at year-end No Yes, you can carry over up to $550 Yes, you can carry over up to $550 Yes, you will have until March 15, 2023, to incur claims for eligible expenses for 2022 contributions. All funds not used for eligible expenses incurred by March 15, 2023, will be forfeited.
Money is always yours to keep Yes No No No
Report to IRS Yes; the IRS requires that you include Form 8889 with your federal income tax return each year that you have an HSA No No No, but you can’t claim the dependent care tax credit for any expenses reimbursed from this account

*Limit will be less for highly paid team members earning more than $135,000.