According to a recent survey, half of employers aren’t aware that HSAs stay with an employee after they leave a job.

You’ve heard it before: for all the time benefits advisors spend learning about health care and employee benefits, employers and their HR teams spending just a fraction of the time going over plan options. And while they might be the ones ultimately deciding what to offer to their employees each year, that doesn’t mean they understand it any better than their employees.

According to a recent survey from Bend Financial, 56% of employers (yes, employers) did not realize that an employee needs an HDHP to be eligible for an HSA, and half did not realize that an HSA could be portable after an employee left.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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