Do you have more than one Health Savings Account (HSA)?


You can easily transfer or rollover your existing HSA into one account. HSA Bank is dedicated to our members and available to support you every step of the way. Our goal is to ensure that your HSA transfer or rollover is easy and seamless from beginning to end.


Benefits of transferring or rolling over your Health Savings Account


If you already have a Health Savings Account at another institution, HSA Bank offers key benefits to our members who want to consolidate their HSAs into one account, including:


  • Peace of mind through the power of one. (One website, one statement and one account experience)

  • Simpler tracking of distributions and contributions with one single account

  • Access to self-directed investment options through Schwab and Devenir*

  • Potential reduction of fees from having multiple HSA administrators

  • Less complicated tax reporting

  • Access to knowledgeable HSA Client Assistance Center Representatives

  • HSA cash balances are Member FDIC insured. Learn more about FDIC insurance coverage.

HSA Bank is here to help


Our Client Assistance Center is comprised of staff who are knowledgeable in HSA transfer and rollover and are eager to help you begin the process of easily consolidating your accounts with HSA Bank.


Consolidation Option Steps

HSA transfer**

  1. Sign Up for a Health Savings Account with HSA Bank

  2. Fill out and mail the Direct Transfer Request Form to your current custodian

  3. Form is reviewed and processed by your current custodian

  4. Funds transferred by check from your current custodian to HSA Bank

  5. HSA Bank accepts funds into account



HSA rollover**

  1. Sign Up for a Health Savings Account with HSA Bank

  2. Funds sent via check to you from your previous custodian

  3. Fill out and mail the Rollover Request Form to HSA Bank along with the check

  4. Form is reviewed and processed by HSA Bank team

  5. HSA Bank accepts funds into account



*Investment accounts are not FDIC insured and are not bank guaranteed. Investment accounts are not deposit accounts or obligations of HSA Bank and may lose value.

Brokerage accounts are the sole responsibility of the account owner. Carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of investing your HSA funds before doing so,. Performance data and ratings represent past performance and are not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than original cost. 

**Available for current members. HSA Bank does not charge a fee for a rollover or transfer. Please check with your current HSA Administrator regarding fees associated with the closing of your previous account(s).


Tips for navigating the HSA transfer or rollover process

It is important to understand the elements of a HSA transfer or rollover when making the decision to consolidate. HSA Bank has provided a brief list of tips to help you navigate the process:

  • HSA to HSA transfers are free and can be completed without limit

  • HSA rollovers are free, but can only be rolled over once within a 12 month period

    • Members can deposit HSA funds to a personal account then send a personal check

    • Can also sign over the closing check by endorsing the back and including "For Deposit Only – HSA Bank"

  • HSA Bank does not count HSA transfers or HSA rollovers against the current tax-year IRS contribution limit. However, if you made current tax-year contributions to your prior HSA, those contribution amounts will be counted toward the annual IRS contribution limit, and will be reported to the IRS by your previous custodian.

  • HSA Bank does not charge any fees for transfer or rollover of your HSA accounts, your existing provider may charge an account closing fee.


When transferring funds from an IRA to an HSA

The IRS allows customers to complete a once-per-lifetime transfer from an IRA account to an HSA. Below are a few of the details to know when considering this transaction.

  • A transfer of an IRA to an HSA can occur once per person, per lifetime

  • The transferring IRA and HSA must be owned by the same individual (no such thing as a joint IRA or HSA)

  • This transfer does count toward the annual contribution limit

  • Can be transferred from a Traditional or Roth IRA without further restrictions

  • Can be transferred from an SEP or Simple IRA as long as the IRA is no longer considered "ongoing" by IRS definition

  • IRA funds are non-transferable to spouse or partner HSA accounts


What to know about in-kind investment transfers

Individuals transferring or rolling over to HSA Bank with HSA assets invested in stocks, bonds or mutual funds with another HSA custodian may be eligible to do so In-Kind. Elements to consider include:

  • Certain HSA custodians may require liquidation of investment account funds

  • Not all investments are eligible for in-kind transfer (i.e. Proprietary Investments)

  • If eligible for Automated Account Transfer Service (ACATS), process may take as little as 3-5 business days

    • Without ACATS, process may take up to two months

  • Fees may be incurred from the transferring custodian


To complete the transfer in-kind process, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign Up for a Health Savings Account with HSA Bank

  2. Utilize our Member Website service to set-up a linked Schwab account

  3. Fill out the Investment Account Transfer Form

  4. Send the Investment Account Transfer Form to HSA Bank along with a copy of previous investment statements. (Provides details on previously invested assets)

  5. HSA Bank will work with Schwab to initiate In-Kind Transfer


It takes less than 10 minutes to open an HSA.