Health Savings Account Enrollment Reaches 13.5 Million
For Immediate Release
May 30, 2012
percent growth in HSA enrollment since last year
Washington, DC – More than
13.5 million Americans are covered by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible
insurance plans, a more than 18 percent increase since last year, according to a
new census released today by
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The census also found that the
vast majority of HSA plans provide patients with important decision-support
tools to help them make more informed health care decisions.
Savings Accounts were authorized starting in January 2004. Since then, AHIP has conducted an annual
census of the number of people covered by health savings
account/high-deductible health plans (HSA/HDHPs). This year’s census shows that
enrollment in HSA plans has tripled over the last five years, from 4.5 million
enrollees in January 2007 to 13.5 million in January 2012.
“Millions of individuals, families and employers have chosen an HSA plan for
the affordable, high-quality coverage these plans provide,” said Karen Ignagni,
President and CEO of AHIP. “HSA plans are providing patients with information
and resources to make more informed health care decisions.”
Key findings from the census include:
- The number
of people with HSA coverage rose to more than 13.5 in January 2012, up
from 11.4 million in January 2011, 10.0 million in January 2010, 8.0
million in January 2009, and 6.1 million in January 2008.
January 2011 and January 2012, the fastest growing market for HSA plans
was for large-group coverage, which rose by 26 percent, followed by
small-group coverage, which grew by 9 percent.
- In the
individual market, 2.5 million people are enrolled in HSA plans, while
approximately 3 million people were enrolled in HSA coverage in the
small-group market and nearly 8 million were covered in the large-group
- States with
the highest levels of HSA enrollment were California (1,001,943
enrollees), Texas (755,432 enrollees), Illinois (717,384 enrollees), Ohio
(662,999 enrollees) and Florida (539,778 enrollees).
Decision Support Tools for HSA Enrollees
savings account plans are giving patients tools and information to make more informed
health care decisions for themselves and their family members. The census found
that the vast majority of HSA health plans provide enrollees with consumer
decision support tools:
the full report and slides, please visit the links below:
Full Report: http://www.ahip.org/HSA2012/
Providing Health Benefits for Over 200 Million Americans.