posted by Clare Krusing
on November 11, 2015
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. – Nearly 19.7 million Americans are covered by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible insurance plans, an increase of approximately 2 million enrollees since January 2014, according to a new census released today by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Since Congress authorized HSA plans in 2004, AHIP has conducted an annual census of the number of people covered by health savings accounts/high-deductible health plans (HSAs/HDHPs). Nationally, the average monthly premium was $486 for single coverage and $1,142 for families. In addition, this year’s findings also show that the large group market continues to lead in enrollment gains, and now represents 78 percent of all enrollment in HSAs/HDHPs.
“HSA plans are a valuable and affordable coverage option for millions of consumers and their families,” AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner said. “These plans offer families the flexibility to save for future medical expenses and make informed decisions about their health care needs.”
Key findings from the AHIP Health Savings Account census include:
Consumer Decision-Support Tools for HSA Enrollees
The census also found that most responding companies offer members online access to HSA account information and consumer decision-support tools such as health education and cost information, physician-specific information, and personal health records.
To learn more about the value of HSA plans, visit the Health Savings Alliance athttp://www.hsaalliance.org.
To view the full HSA census, click here.
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