Health Savings Account

Both medical plan options may be paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA) to help pay for eligible healthcare expenses. Click here (PDF, 2 MB) for a list of eligible expenses.

You can earn or receive contributions to your HSA from UBS in addition to the pre-tax dollars you opt to save.

Contributing to an HSA is not available if you're enrolled in Medicare, Social Security or Tricare. Read why and what the alternative is.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) offer several benefits, and having one through UBS's program at UMB Bank provides you an opportunity to receive contributions from the firm. If you don't enroll in UBS's Core or Core Plus medical plan option, however, you cannot open an HSA through UBS. View HSA highlights (PDF, 156 KB).

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Contributions from UBS (depending on your Benefits Base Salary).

Eligible employees with a Benefits Base Salary (BBS) of less than $300,000 will get an automatic UBS contribution - this is the annual core contribution.* This contribution amount is not subject to increase or decrease as the result of a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) within the plan year.

All eligible employees, regardless of BBS level, may earn annual wellness contributions.

2022 UBS contributions* to your HSA by type and employee BBS level

BBS ($)

Annual

Annual Wellness Related1

Total 2022 Opportunity

Employee-only Medical Coverage

Benefits Base Salary

2022 Annual Core

(Annual UBS contributions)

2022 Annual Wellness

(UBS contributes if you complete wellness activities)

2022 Total Contribution (Total UBS will put in your HSA, provided you complete wellness activities)

Under $100k

$   300

$   400

$   700

$100k–$300k

 $   200

$   400

$   600

Over $300k

$       0

$   400

$   400

Family Medical Coverage

Benefits Base Salary

2022 Annual Core

(Annual UBS contributions)

2022 Annual Wellness

(UBS contributes if you and your spouse/partner complete wellness activities)

2022 Total Contribution (Total UBS will put in your HSA, provided you and your spouse/partner both complete wellness activities)

Under $100k

$   600

$   800

$1,400

$100k–$300k

$   400

$   800

$1,200

Over $300k

$       0

$   800

$   800

UBS HSA contribution types

Annual Core: These UBS contributions are also tied to pay levels (BBS lower than $300k) and are anticipated to be annual contributions from the firm to your HSA, provided your BBS is less than $300k.

Wellness: 
All employees and their covered spouses/domestic partners are eligible to earn these UBS contributions to their HSA provided they complete wellness activities as presented in the Let’s Be Well section of this website. Dependent children cannot earn incentives; if you cover yourself and a child or children, but not a spouse/domestic partner, you will personally have access to complete additional wellness activities via MyActiveHealth in order to earn the maximum $800 contribution for family coverage. 

Regarding Wellness activities:
UBS will not have access to your or your family’s individual information, health status or the details of your participation any Wellness programs. With respect to Wellness Programs, UBS will only be notified by ActiveHealth of completion of a given activity. UBS is not requesting or receiving any family medical history or genetic information as part of the wellness incentive. Further, when it comes to healthcare, your privacy is protected by federal law. Your personal information and results are yours and yours alone, although you may wish to share them with your doctor. Our plans will report overall claims information and wellness participation results to UBS (no individual data) so we can track the health risks that challenge our population as a whole, as well as the results of our wellness programs. This gives us an opportunity to develop and modify our programs and resources so they are most beneficial to our employees.

Your pre-tax contributions1

You can contribute to your HSA on a pre-tax basis, up to the annual limit set by the IRS (when combined with UBS contributions) of:

  • $3,650* for employee-only coverage
  • $7,300* for family coverage

*If you are age 55 or older as of December 31 of the plan year, you may contribute an additional $1,000 for "catch-up" contributions.

Earn contributions from UBS to your HSA by completing wellness activities:

  • Up to $400 for individual coverage*
  • Up to $800 for family coverage*

*Refer to the UBS contributions section above for details on maximum you can earn. See the Let's Be Well section of this website for details on wellness activities and how to earn contributions for them.

The HSA offers more tax advantages than many other savings vehicles:

  • You pay no federal taxes, and in most cases no state or local taxes, when you make contributions to the account.2
  • You pay no taxes when you use the money in your HSA to pay for qualified healthcare expenses.
  • You pay no taxes on investment earnings in most cases.2

The money in your HSA rolls over from year to year.

You can use it today or save it for future healthcare expenses.

You can also carry the account with you wherever you go, even into retirement.

Once your HSA balance reaches $1,000, you can choose to invest any amount over the $1,000 in additional investment offerings.

The first $1,000 must be held in cash. $3.00/month account fee will be charged.