With respect to federal taxation only. Contributions, investment earnings, and distributions may or may not be subject to state taxation.
2. Spending HSA money is tax-free when used to pay for qualified medical expenses.
3. Fidelity does charge a recordkeeping fee to employers who offer a Fidelity HSA to their employees. This is a common fee charged by HSA providers. Employers may choose to pass that fee on to their employees. At Fidelity, that fee maybe up to $48/year, but it could be reduced or waived depending on the HSA balance. Zero account minimums and zero account fees apply to Fidelity Brokerage accounts only. Account minimums may apply to certain account types (e.g., managed accounts) and/or the purchase of some Fidelity mutual funds that have a minimum investment requirement. If you choose to invest in mutual funds, underlying fund expenses still apply. There may also be commissions, interest charges, and other expenses associated with transacting or holding specific investments (e.g., mutual funds), or selecting certain account features or types (e.g., managed accounts) Additionally, accounts that have been opened through, or are serviced by, an intermediary, or in connection with your workplace benefits, may incur additional fees or restrictions. See www.fidelity.com/commissions
for more information and/or the fund's prospectus for details.
4. When you open a Fidelity HSA, your cash is automatically swept into a money market fund. See current HSA core positions rates here www.fidelity.com/hsacorerates
5. $0.00 commission applies to online U.S. equity trades, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and options (+ $0.65 per contract fee) in a Fidelity retail account only for Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC retail clients. Sell orders are subject to an activity assessment fee (from $0.01 to $0.03 per $1,000 of principal). There is an Options Regulatory Fee (from $0.03 to $0.05 per contract), which applies to both option buy and sell transactions. The fee is subject to change. Other exclusions and conditions may apply. See Fidelity.com/commissions for details. Employee equity compensation transactions and accounts managed by advisors or intermediaries through Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® are subject to different commission schedules.
Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.
6. Morningstar, October 2019: Rankings of 11 top HSA providers. Editors evaluated 11 HSAs that are currently available directly to individuals, as opposed to those available to employers. Result based on evaluating HSA providers in two use cases: HSAs as a spending account to cover current medical costs and HSAs as an investment account to save for future medical expenses. For more information see full report at:
7. Opening an HSA with a third-party provider, other than your employer, may limit your opportunity to use pre-tax payroll contributions. Although post-tax contributions are federal income tax-deductible, you will be required to pay FICA taxes. This means third-party HSAs may not be as tax-advantaged as employer-provided HSAs.++
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The information provided herein is general in nature. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal or tax advice. Because the administration of an HSA is a taxpayer responsibility, you are strongly encouraged to consult your tax advisor before opening an HSA. You are also encouraged to review information available from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for taxpayers, which can be found on the IRS website at IRS.gov. You can find IRS Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans, and IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, online, or you can call the IRS to request a copy of each at 800.829.3676.
Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.