A Health Savings Account (HSA) is used for qualified healthcare expenses. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Health Savings Accounts also have some important tax advantages.

Qualified Expenses. Eligible expenses include a wide range of medical, dental and mental health services. They are explained in detail in IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.

Others Can Contribute. Contributions can come from you, your employer, a relative or anyone else who wants to add to your HSA. The Internal Revenue Service does, however, set limits. For 2019, for example, the limit is $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for families, plus an additional $1,000 “catch-up” contribution for anyone age 55 or older by the end of the tax year.

Pre-Tax Contributions. Contributions are typically made with pre-tax dollars, through payroll deductions at your employer. As a result, they are not included in your gross income and are not subject to federal income taxes. In most states, contributions are not subject to state income taxes.

Tax-Deductible After-Tax Contributions. If you make contributions with after-tax dollars, you can deduct them from your gross income on your tax return, reducing your tax bill for the year.

Tax-Free Withdrawals. Withdrawals from your HSA are not subject to federal (or in most cases, state) taxes if you use them for qualified medical expenses.

Tax-Free Earnings. Any interest or other earnings on the money in the account is tax free.

Annual Rollover. If you have money left in your HSA at the end of the year, it rolls over to the next year.

Portability. The money in your HSA remains available for future qualified medical expenses even if you change health insurance plans, go to work for a different employer, or retire.

Convenience. Your HSA debit card makes it easy to pay for prescription medications and other eligible expenses right away. If you wait for a bill to come in the mail, you can call the billing center and make a payment over the phone using your debit card.

Investing. One of the key features of the HSA Account is the ability to invest in over 80 different mutual funds. No investment transaction fees, no minimum balance requirements, plus maximum flexibility with access to funds from Vanguard®, American Funds, Dimensional, MFS®, Oppenheimer, Franklin Templeton, T. Rowe Price and more.

Global Advisers Investment Services

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Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eastern time

Our Business Principles

We are guided by a set of values and principles that determine our course of action when dealing with clients and the public in general.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is used for qualified healthcare expenses. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Health Savings Accounts also have some important tax advantages.

Qualified Expenses. Eligible expenses include a wide range of medical, dental and mental health services. They are explained in detail in IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.

Others Can Contribute. Contributions can come from you, your employer, a relative or anyone else who wants to add to your HSA. The Internal Revenue Service does, however, set limits. For 2019, for example, the limit is $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for families, plus an additional $1,000 “catch-up” contribution for anyone age 55 or older by the end of the tax year.

Pre-Tax Contributions. Contributions are typically made with pre-tax dollars, through payroll deductions at your employer. As a result, they are not included in your gross income and are not subject to federal income taxes. In most states, contributions are not subject to state income taxes.

Tax-Deductible After-Tax Contributions. If you make contributions with after-tax dollars, you can deduct them from your gross income on your tax return, reducing your tax bill for the year.

Tax-Free Withdrawals. Withdrawals from your HSA are not subject to federal (or in most cases, state) taxes if you use them for qualified medical expenses.

Tax-Free Earnings. Any interest or other earnings on the money in the account is tax free.

Annual Rollover. If you have money left in your HSA at the end of the year, it rolls over to the next year.

Portability. The money in your HSA remains available for future qualified medical expenses even if you change health insurance plans, go to work for a different employer, or retire.

Convenience. Your HSA debit card makes it easy to pay for prescription medications and other eligible expenses right away. If you wait for a bill to come in the mail, you can call the billing center and make a payment over the phone using your debit card.

Investing. One of the key features of the HSA Account is the ability to invest in over 80 different mutual funds. No investment transaction fees, no minimum balance requirements, plus maximum flexibility with access to funds from Vanguard®, American Funds, Dimensional, MFS®, Oppenheimer, Franklin Templeton, T. Rowe Price and more.

Global Advisers Investment Services

Interested in our services? Speak with a financial professional.

800-832-8514


Ext — 1402


Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eastern time

Our Business Principles

We are guided by a set of values and principles that determine our course of action when dealing with clients and the public in general.

US citizens living anywhere in the world and US resident aliens may open cash or margin Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

IRA margin accounts allow trading so the account can be fully invested as well as the ability to trade multiple currencies and multiple currency products, but are subject to the following limitations:

  • No cash borrowing (i.e. cannot have a debit balance or short stocks).
  • IRA accounts may be opened in any base currency, but when trading in a non-base currency product, a currency trade must be executed first as you cannot borrow currencies.
  • Withdrawals are permitted only in USD.*
  • No stock or option cross-margining.
  • No currency borrowing.
  • Futures trading in an IRA margin account is subject to substantially higher margin requirements than in a non-IRA margin account. Margin rates in an IRA margin account may meet or exceed three times the overnight futures margin requirement imposed in a non-IRA margin account.

Customers are advised to consult with their adviser and tax specialist for further details on IRA rules and regulations.
Residents of Canada may not open Individual Retirement Accounts.