What Is an HSA?
A smarter approach to saving for health care
A health savings account, or HSA, is a personal savings account that can be used to pay for medical, dental, vision, and other qualified expenses now or later in life.
Health savings accounts
Health savings account (HSA)
Those Age 55+
Frequently Asked Questions
Regulation D (Reg D) is a Federal Reserve Board rule that puts a limit of six transactions per month on certain transfers and withdrawals from your savings or money market account. If you go over the limit, UBT can charge you a fee and/or close your account or restrict transactions. Reg D is the federal government's way of encouraging people to use saving accounts as they are intended---to save money---and ensures that banks have the proper amount of reserves on hand.
Which transactions are limited under Reg D?
- Online transfers from savings or Money Market accounts to a different account either at the same institution or a different one
- Transfers processed over the phone
- Automatic or preauthorized transfers, such as bill payments or any other recurring transfers
- Overdraft transfers from your savings account to your checking account
- Transfers made by check or debit card.
Which transactions don't count under the limit?
- Withdrawals or transfers made at ATMs
- Transactions made in person at a bank
Quick tips on avoiding Reg D fees/violations
- Make transfers count; do fewer transfers with larger sums of money
- Link any automatic transfers, such as bill payments, to your checking account instead of savings
- If you hit the transaction limit and need to make another transfer or withdrawal from your savings account, do it at an ATM or bank. Even if the bank charges a fee, you won't risk your account being closed.
- If your checking account has overdraft protection linked to a savings account try to avoid overdrafts. Set up low-balance alerts on your checking account.
At Union Bank, we notify our customers by letter each time the violate the regulation in hopes they will explore other ways to avoid going over the transaction restriction but if this is not done our only option is to restrict the transfers and/or close the acct.
For more information regarding Regulation D, please click HERE to view a document from the Federal Reserve regarding this regulation. The information as it relates to Savings accounts begins on page 3.
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