3 Important Things to Know About USA PATRIOT Act Verification

November 13, 2018

The USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law on October 26, 2011 in an effort by the U.S. government to protect its citizens through enhanced domestic security measures. One element of the legislation requires you to provide personal information so you can be identified when you open an account with a financial institution. And, in the event your identity can’t be confirmed, you will be asked to provide additional verification.

The same process takes place when you enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA) through a third-party administrator. Learn more about the process and how completing it has never been easier.

USA PATRIOT Act verification

What information am I required to provide?

When you enroll in an HSA, you’ll be asked to provide information that confirms your identity. That information includes (but is not limited to) your:

  • Name
  • Street address
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number

What is acceptable documentation for verification?

If more information is needed to confirm your identity, you’ll be asked to submit additional documentation. Acceptable documentation depends on what piece of information couldn’t be verified. Common examples of documents you can use to verify your identity include:

  • Driver’s license
  • Social security card
  • Passport
  • State identification

How can I submit documentation for verification?

The verification process for our participants has never been easier! You can securely submit the needed documents via:

  • The Benefits Mobile App by Discovery Benefits. When you log in to the app, you’ll see a notification in the Tasks menu that will guide you through the submission process.
  • Your online account. When you log in to your online account, you’ll see a notification in the Tasks menu. Click on “Upload Documents” to be guided through the submission process.

Go to our Employee Resource Center for more about our HSA.

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