by WEX Health
Special Guest Contributor: Justine Burnham
Over the last two weeks, you’ve met Rebecca Dunlap and Eddie Medellin, two of the panelists who will participate in our live broadcast of National HSA Awareness Day, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. EST. This week, we’re excited to introduce you to the third panelist, Dave Jochnau, who along with Rebecca and Eddie, will be putting his personal HSA knowledge and experience to work to help more people figure out how health savings accounts (HSAs) work.
Dave and his wife have two children, both of whom are sophomores—one in high school, the other in college. They enjoy attending sports games together and, as Texas residents, prefer to stay indoors during the three hottest months of the year.
Dave first enrolled in a health savings account when his employer started offering high-deductible health plans. As he asked questions and conducted his own research, Dave found out just how beneficial an HSA can be. For example, his employer matched employee-contributed funds up to a certain dollar amount. (Free money!)
In addition to the financial perks of an HSA, Dave sees value in having a dedicated space to set aside money for both planned and unplanned medical expenses. They happen every year—and Dave points out that “you never know what could possibly happen” with regards to an emergency. The more he learned, the clearer it became that an HSA was the right decision for Dave’s family.
With the help of an HSA, Dave is writing additional savings into his healthcare story—and by participating in the HSA Awareness Day broadcast, he’s empowering others to do the same.
If you want to learn more about health savings accounts from people like you, register for the free livestream on Oct. 15, 2019. Dave, Rebecca and Eddie, with the help of financial expert Jean Chatzky, are excited to share their experiences with you. It’s time for health savings accounts to make sense. Register now at www.HSAday.com, and check back next week for a few more tips before the broadcast starts.