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Meet our 2021 MSA

Choose the Right 2021 Lasso Healthcare MSA Plan for You

Across our entire 2021 service area, enrollees can choose between two MSA options. Our Growth MSA plan is tailored to individuals looking to reduce their financial risk, with lower deductible and member responsibility amounts. Our Growth Plus MSA is tailored to individuals looking to maximize their deposit amount.

Growth MSA
(lower financial risk option)
  • $2,000 deposit *
  • $5,000 plan deductible *
  • $3,000 member responsibility
Growth Plus MSA
(higher deposit option)
  • $3,000 deposit *
  • $8,000 plan deductible *
  • $5,000 member responsibility

You are also responsible for paying:

  • Your monthly Part B premium.
  • 100% of any non-Medicare covered Qualified Medical Expenses (QMEs), via either your MSA bank account funds or out-of-pocket, before and after you reach the plan deductible.

* Deposit and deductible amounts shown above are full calendar-year amounts, based on a January 1 effective date. If you enroll for a partial calendar year, the deposit and deductible amounts will be prorated based on the month your coverage becomes effective with Lasso Healthcare MSA.

Growth MSA
Effective Month of Coverage Amount Deposited into Your MSA Deductible Amount
January $2,000.00 $5,000.00
February $1,833.37 $4,833.37
March $1,666.70 $4,666.70
April $1,500.00 $4,500.00
May $1,333.36 $4,333.36
June $1,166.69 $4,166.69
July $1,000.00 $4,000.00
August $833.35 $3,833.35
September $666.68 $3,666.68
October $500.00 $3,500.00
November $333.34 $3,333.34
December $166.67 $3,166.67
Growth Plus MSA
Effective Month of Coverage Amount Deposited into Your MSA Deductible Amount
January $3,000 $8,000
February $2,750 $7,750
March $2,500 $7,500
April $2,250 $7,250
May $2,000 $7,000
June $1,750 $6,750
July $1,500 $6,500
August $1,250 $6,250
September $1,000 $6,000
October $750 $5,750
November $500 $5,500
December $250 $5,250

Our Coverage Area

Our 2021 Growth and Growth Plus MSA's are available in every county in these states.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Health Expenses & Your Deductible

We pay 100% of additional Medicare-covered expenses once you reach your plan deductible. Click through the tabs below to see how each expense type is treated.

These are expenses covered under Medicare Parts A & B, such as doctor visits, hospital stays and most lab tests.

Question Determiination
Count towards plan deductible? YES
Taxed/penalized by IRS (if paid with MSA funds)? NO

Refer to the Medicare handbookMedicare & You Handbook for further information on how Medicare covers health expenses.

These are expenses NOT covered by Medicare A & B, such as routine dental, routine eye care and routine hearing.

Question Determiination
Count towards plan deductible? NO
Taxed/penalized by IRS (if paid with MSA funds)? NO

Refer to Qualified Medical ExpensesIRS Publication 502 for a detailed listing of Qualified Medical Expenses.

There are all other expenses, such as food, clothing and housing.

Question Determiination
Count towards plan deductible? NO
Taxed/penalized by IRS (if paid with MSA funds)? YES

Suggestions for Maximizing Your MSA's Value

Take full advantage of what makes Medicare MSA plans so special, and make the plan work for you.

Have a plan to cover the difference between the deposit and deductible

Have a plan to cover the difference between the deposit and deductible

Spend time planning how you’ll cover the Member Responsibility amount now to minimize surprises later. Worried about unexpected hospitalization costs? Consider a supplemental HIP/hospital indemnity plan.

Have a plan to manage your health

Have a plan to manage your health

It’s expensive to be unhealthy! Work with your care team to establish an individualized care plan, and focus your efforts on good preventive medicine.

Avoid using MSA funds on non-qualified expenses

Avoid using MSA funds on non-qualified expenses

Unless you’ve accounted for the extra tax and penalty implications, aim for not spending the funds on any non-qualified expenses.

Consider investing excess balance

Consider investing excess balance

If your Optum Bank MSA account balance is over $2,000, you should speak with your financial advisor about investing the excess balance in other investment vehicles.

Be a savvy health shopper

Be a savvy health shopper

For expenses not covered by Medicare, inquire about pricing before incurring a service. Ask other providers their cost for the same service to find lower pricing.

Be a savvy health shopper

Confirm that your provider accepts the MSA before you need care

Here's our Lasso Healthcare provider guideprovider guide to share with your providers.

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