New e-book helps health savings account owners manage their funds and maximize savingsHunt Valley, MD, March 10, 2015
ConnectYourCare and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., publisher of the best-selling “For Dummies” book series, partnered to create the new HSAs for Dummies®, ConnectYourCare Special Edition. The new e-book simplifies health savings accounts (HSAs) so that account owners can effectively manage their health care funds and maximize their savings now and for the future.
Despite the fact that HSAs have been on the market for over 10 years now, research shows that consumers still don’t fully understand them. A 2013 Fidelity Investments survey revealed that respondents are unaware of the benefits of their HSAs, even confusing HSAs with a similar pre-tax savings tool — health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs). This lack of understanding directly impacts consumers’ grasp of the value of HSAs and likely hinders the HSA adoption rate. The knowledge gap is particularly acute for the newly insured who need ongoing education about insurance terms, tips on maximizing their benefits and guidance on allocating funds to cover health care expenses.
With this new book, ConnectYourCare expects to shed much needed light on HSAs by eliminating some of the complexity and providing the necessary education in easy-to-understand language. HSA for Dummies, ConnectYourCare Special Edition includes details on how to:
- Pay for health care expenses tax-free using HSA funds
- Maximize health care savings by shopping wisely
- Grow HSA funds through investing
- Use an HSA to save for retirement
“The HSAs for Dummies book was a true collaboration between Wiley and ConnectYourCare,” said Lisa Coleman, Sales Director for Dummies and Custom Solutions at Wiley. “ConnectYourCare has the industry expertise and experience as the nation’s leading HSA administrator to make an otherwise complicated benefit option easy to understand for HSA owners. By combining their knowledge with our ‘For Dummies’ writing style, we produced an extremely useful publication on a very timely subject.”
“Wiley has been a great company to work with. We wanted to simplify the concept of HSAs and this does that and a whole lot more. HSAs for Dummies explains the host of benefits with HSAs and it answers the really important questions about how to save funds long-term or, for when things happen and you need that ‘unexpected safety net’,” said Lauren Kronthal, Chief Marketing Officer at ConnectYourCare. “We are so pleased to share this publication with our clients, their employees and anyone who wants more information about their HSA.”
For more information about HSAs for Dummies, ConnectYourCare Special Edition or to download a copy of the e-book, visit https://www.connectyourcare.com/our-products/health-savings-account/hsas-for-dummies.
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