Jun 19, 2012
More than 13.5 million Americans are now covered by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible insurance plans, a more than 18 percent increase since last year, according to a new census released 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.
“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.”
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Health 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.
Key findings from the census include: