the individual and family members can make tax deductible contributions to the HSA even if the individual does not itemize deductions,
the individual’s employer can make contributions that are not taxed to either the employer or the employee, and
employers with cafeteria plans can allow employees to contribute untaxed salary through a salary reduction plan.
Funds distributed from the HSA are not taxed if they are used to pay qualifying medical expenses.
- Health, child
The care and treatment of children. Child health is the purview of pediatrics, which became a medical specialty in the mid-nineteenth century. Before that time the care and treatment of childhood diseases were included within such areas as general medicine, obstetrics, and midwifery.
- Health, industrial
A branch of public health concerned with the health and well-being of workers. Its aims are to eliminate hazards and reduce industrial fatigue in the workplace.
- Health, public
Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke have resulted from risk-factor modification, such as smoking cessation and blood pressure control coupled with improved access to early detection and better treatment. Since 1972, death rates for coronary heart disease have decreased 51%. 1 2 Next
- Healthy food label
A food that is low in fat and saturated fat and that contains limited amounts of cholesterol and sodium. If it is a single-item food, it must also provide at least 10 percent of one or more of vitamins A or C, iron, calcium, protein, or fiber. Exempt from this “10-percent” rule are certain raw, […]
- Hearing aid
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids, In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids, and Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids. There is also a body hearing aid for very severe hearing loss. In general, hearing aids should ideally be binaural (in both ears), if the hearing loss involves both ears.