HSA

HSA and Medicare

The IRS allows employees to contribute to an HSA after age 65 as long as they are enrolled in a qualified medical plan, they are not someone’s tax dependent and they don’t have any conflicting coverage including enrollment in Medicare.  The IRS requires the employee and their employer to discontinue contributions to the HSA once enrolled in Medicare parts A or B.

HSA Limits

2021 Annual Limits

$3,600 Individual

$7,200 Family

HSA Catch-up Provision

If you are 55 years or older, you can contribute an additional $1,000 to your HSA.

HSA & Retirement

The District pays a Direct Contribution into your HSA account based on your health plan coverage (employee $400, employee + one $600, family $800).  That amount is divided by the number of payrolls you will receive in the year and paid incrementally each payroll.  

The year that you retire, the full amount of the Direct Contribution will not be contributed to your account as you will not be an active employee for the remainder of the year.  If you want to max out your HSA, divide the total you want to contribute minus the District Match, minus the District Direct contribution for the months you are active (include the summer if you get paid over the summer) then divide that by the number of payrolls you will work in that calendar year.

Example:  Abby is 64, has a family HSA plan and will retire at the end of May, she will be paid through August – for a total of 16 payrolls.  The annual maximum is $8, 200.  The District Direct Contribution of $33.34 times 16 payrolls will be $533.44, the match would be $800.  In total, she could contribute $6,866.56 for the 2021 year.  She could spread that over the 16 pay periods and contribute $429.16 per pay period for a total of $8,200.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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