MSA

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MSA

(1) (Metropolitan Service Area) An urban area with at least 50,000 people plus surrounding counties. There are 306 MSAs and 428 RSAs (rural service areas) in the U.S. MSAs and RSAs are used to allocate cellular licenses.

(2) (Medical Savings Account) See healthcare IT.
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Americans should be able to use their medical savings accounts as they see fit, said Senator Roberts.
Medical Savings Account can be defined as a personalized savings account, on which compulsory or voluntary contributions are accumulated strictly to cover health care expenses.
In contrast, the HSA is a tax-advantaged medical savings account that allows both deposits and withdrawals for medical expenses to occur without taxation.
The M+C MSA plans were designed to be a combination of a high deductible M+C plan (health insurance policy) and a medical savings account. Medicare was to pay the beneficiary's premium for the M+C plan and to make a monetary deposit into a Medicare savings account for the beneficiary.
Additionally, unlike with prior medical savings accounts, unused HSA funds can be rolled over from year to year, allowing these relatively small annual contributions to grow substantially over time, and perhaps ultimately be used for retirement purposes.
Medical savings accounts (MSAs), in their current form, generally represent an increasingly visible and well-meaning, but potentially futile and sometimes counterproductive, attempt to include consumers in the major costs of care in any meaningful way.
HSA rules are very similar to MSA (medical savings account) provisions.
Respondents tended to favour the idea of having an arm's-length organization administer health care and opposed a "medical savings account" approach to funding.
A Medical Savings Account (MSA), a tax-exempt savings account set up in conjunction with a bare-bones, high-deductible insurance plan, may provide an affordable option for businesses with fewer than 50 employees or for self-employed individuals.
The medical savings account (MSA) and the MedicarePlus Choice MSA are two-part health insurance programs consisting of a high-deductible health insurance policy and a tax-free investment account set up to fund medical costs not covered by the policy.
Yes; there is an experimental alternative known in government jargon as "high deductible nonnetwork plans linked with a Medical Savings Account." Under the private fee-for-service alternative just described, you can be assured of unrationed insurance by paying more in monthly premiums.
Among other things, the act allows self-employed individuals and those working in small companies to set up a special tax-free medical savings account (MSA) to pay the first $2,000 or so of medical expenses and have any added costs covered by low-cost major medical insurance.

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