Personal Finance 

HSA, HRA and FSA Differences

When I first started working several years ago, I was amazed at the idea of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). I could make tax-deductible contributions and they could be withdrawn tax free for qualified medical expenses and over the counter products. Since then, I’ve become aware of two other types of accounts: Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA). Each have their benefits and drawbacks and not every employer offers those program so it mostly depends on your luck. In the two employers I’ve had, I’ve only ever had access to the FSA. So, let’s talk about the differences between each of the programs.

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