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What is the main difference between an FSA and an HSA?
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- What is the main difference between an FSA and an HSA?
- With both an HSA and a FSA, account holders make tax-deductible contributions. HSAs are individually owned while FSAs are owned by the employer.
You keep your HSA balance until you spend it and the account belongs to you even if you switch employers or retire. With an FSA, any money in the account at the end of the plan year is forfeited to your employer.
Anyone can contribute to your HSA account. An FSA must be funded exclusively through employer contributions or employee pre-tax contributions.