No. HSA contributions may not be deducted pre-tax from your TCRS pension check.
However, you can contribute post-tax and take an above-the-line tax deduction on next year’s taxes when you file them. It’s the same result as if you had been able to have the contributions taken from your TCRS pension check pre-tax. You can claim your deductions on line 25 of your IRS Form 1040, and you will need to also file Form 8889 (as everyone with an HSA is required to do.) You will have the same tax savings and net result.
NOTE: We are not tax consultants. Please consult your certified public accountant for advice and more information.
HSA PayFlex Automatic Deduction from checking or savings account:
Additionally, you may set up your HSA Optum Financial deduction and link to your checking or savings account for an automatic withdrawal.