HSA for Pastors
by Robert Batey
We had our annual membership meeting to discuss the budget. Our church was in good shape last year, but this year the board said that we needed to make some cuts to keep things going. I noticed in our budget last year no money was in the budget for an HSA, but they contributed $18,000 into one anyway, this about how much they were wanting to cut, but did not. Why would our pastors need an HSA. They decided to make cuts in missions and ministry organizations. Wouldn't the church benefit more by paying a deductible for the pastors if needed, rather than putting money into an HSA?