Further - HSA

Further by HealthEquity - HSA 

Further has officially been acquired by HealthEquity, the nation’s largest non-bank health savings account (“HSA”) custodian. The acquisition was finalized on November 1, 2021.


The acquisition of Further and its technology expands HealthEquity’s leadership in the growing HSA market, enhances its ability to drive growth with health plans and other go-to market partners, and adds to its Total Solution offerings.


Who is HealthEquity?

As one of the largest employer benefits companies in the country, HealthEquity has a reputation for benefits innovation and for continually evolving their offerings to meet their client’s and member’s needs.


Why has HealthEquity acquired Further?

HealthEquity continues their focus on growth and innovation in all areas of their business. The acquisition of Further by HealthEquity gives our partners and clients expanded choices and increased capabilities to deliver more value to our members. The great news and the reason our companies decided to combine is because of our shared focus on our customers.


Together with HealthEquity’s leadership in the growing HSA market, Further will work to enhance our partnerships with health plans and other channel partners, and to create a Total Solution product offering backed by remarkable people service, education, and engagement to help our members spend wisely on their health care.


What does this mean for you?

You will continue to work with your designated Further contact(s) and at this point, there are no changes to our products, brand, delivery, or support. In the future, if any changes are made, you will be notified well in advance.


Bringing it all together, making life easier for you. We go above and beyond. We go Further. 

Greenbush Health is now offering a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (BCBSKS - Option 4) along with the QHDP we are also offering a Health Savings Account (HSA) administered by Further by HealthEquity. 

Our QHDP has a $5000 dollar deductible which means you will be responsible for the first $5000 dollars of your health care expenses.  However, since our QHDP is considered a Non-Grandfathered health plan all Preventative Services as defined by the Affordable Care Act will be paid by BCBSKS at 100% of the allowable charge.

An HSA is an account that can be funded with your tax-exempt dollars, or by your employer, or both, to help pay for IRS qualified medical expenses not covered by your insurance plan, including deductible, coinsurance and, in some cases, may be used to pay health insurance premiums.  HSA monies can also be saved to use for future IRS qualified medical expenses on a tax-free basis. 

Further by HealthEquity is one of the largest health savings account (HSA) custodians and account administrators in the nation. They’ve been at the forefront of innovation in health spending accounts for 25 years, and have earned a reputation as one of the most experienced and trusted account administrators in the country.

Important Information About HSA's

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HSA participants can reach Further's Member Medical Spending Account Specialists at 1-800-859-2144 or their Member Online Service Center at www.hellofurther.com 

Further - Greenbush Educational Information 2023

2022 Communication Playbook - HSA

Group Contact Information

Further Employee / Participant Video: 


2023 HSA Essential Guide

2023 HSA Eligible Expenses

2023 HSA Fact Sheet


2023-2024 Employee HSA Application

2023-2024 Employee Payroll HSA Contribution Form

Further does not send notifications or alerts when a member is approaching or exceeds the annual contribution maximum limits.  Further recommends members review their account online via the member portal or the mobile app at least monthly to monitor their contributions.

Annual health savings account contribution limits for 2024 are increasing in one of the biggest jumps in recent years, the IRS announced May 16: The annual limit on HSA contributions for self-only coverage will be $4,150, a 7.8 percent increase from the $3,850 limit in 2023. For family coverage, the HSA contribution limit jumps to $8,300, up 7.1 percent from $7,750 in 2023.

Participants 55 and older can contribute an extra $1,000 to their HSAs.

2023 Contribution Limits

Single: $3,850                Family: $7,750          

Over 55 catch-up: $1,000

2024 Contribution Limits

Single: $4,150                Family: $8,300          

Over 55 catch-up: $1,000

The above Information is a brief summary of the coverage available under this program. It is not a legal document and the exact provisions of the benefits and exclusion are contained in the actual policy certificates.