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HSA Pricing Comparison

This table assumes a total HSA balance of $14,000 (which is the average HSA investment balance used by the Morningstar 2021 HSA Landscape). If the HSA provider imposed an investment threshold, or minimum cash balance, the amount of the threshold was kept in cash and the rest was invested. If the HSA provider did not impose an investment threshold, all $14,000 was invested.

Data source: Morningstar 2021 HSA Landscape. Calculations assume a 6% annual market return.

Provider NameAnnual Maintenance FeeAnnual Investment Fee ($)Annual Investment Fee (%)Investment Threshold (Minimum Cash Balance)Annual Interest on $2,000 Cash BalanceAnnual Opportunity Cost* (as calculated by HealthSavings)Underlying Fund Fee (Expense Ratio) for Equal-Weighted 60/40 PortfolioEstimated Annual Cost**
HealthSavingsVaries$00.25%$0$1 at most$00.13%$53
FidelityVaries$00%$0$1 at most$00.45%$63
HealthEquityVaries$00.36%$500$1 at most$290.05%$84
HSA AuthorityVaries$360%$0$1 at most$00.38%$89
LivelyVaries$00.50%$0$1 at most$00.22%$101
Bank of AmericaVaries$00%$1,000$1 at most$590.33%$102
Associated BankVaries$240%$1,000$1 at most$590.27%$118
BendVaries$360%$1,000$1 at most$590.31%$135
HSA BankVaries$00.30%$1,000$1 at most$590.29%$136
PayFlexVaries$00.24%$1,000$1 at most$590.47%$151
Optum BankVaries$00.36%$2,000$1 at most$1190.33%$202

Annual Investment Fee is from Exhibit 20 of the Morningstar 2021 HSA Landscape
Investment Thresholds (Minimum Cash Balances) are from Exhibit 27 of the Morningstar 2021 HSA Landscape
Annual Interest on $2,000 Cash Balances are from Exhibit 11 of the Morningstar 2021 HSA Landscape
Underlying Fund Fees (Expense Ratios) for Equal-Weighted 60/40 Portfolios are from Exhibit 25 of the Morningstar 2021 HSA Landscape

*Here is how Annual Opportunity Cost was calculated: ((Investment Threshold x 6%) – Annual Interest on $2,000 Cash Balance).

**Here is how Estimated Annual Cost was calculated: (Annual Investment Fee ($) + (Annual Investment Fee (%) x ($14,000 – Investment Threshold))) + (Annual Opportunity Cost) + (($14,000 – Investment Threshold) x Underlying Fund Fee for Equal-Weighted 60/40 Portfolios). As each HSA provider’s Annual Maintenance Fee can vary, we did not include it when calculating Estimated Annual Cost.