My wife has been carrying our health insurance for about two years.
She is on disability leave for the foreseeable future. Her employer continues to pay the employer portion of the medical/dental/vision insurance premiums, we have to send them a check for the employee portion.
Is it acceptable to have these checks drawn from an HSA?
I'm thinking yes, because
- these premiums (the employee portion) would normally be paid with pre-tax money via payroll deduction;
- this answer indicates that medical insurance premiums are an eligible expense per Pub 502, and that it's acceptable to reimburse oneself for the premiums from an FSA (assuming the premium were paid with post-tax money).