HSA Survey

A survey conducted by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the largest of its kind. Here are the highlights:

  • The number of people with Health Savings Account (HSA)/High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) coverage rose to 10 million in January 2010, up from 8 million in January 2009, and 6.1 million in January 2008.
  • Overall, enrollment in HSA/HDHP coverage in the group market rose to 8.0 million in January 2010, up from 6.2 million in January 2009.
  • Nearly 3 million lives were enrolled in HSA/HDHP coverage in the small-group market, and almost 5 million lives were covered in the large-group market.
  • Enrollment in the individual market rose to 2.1 million covered lives in January 2010, up from 1.8 million in January 2009.
  • HSA/HDHP plans accounted for 11 percent of all new health insurance purchases in January 2010.

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  1. Tom H. says:

    Glad to see the growth of these accounts. This is the only way we are ever going to control health care costs.

  2. Brian says:

    I think that when HSAs are added to HRAs the total is close to 23 million, about one in every ten workers.

  3. Bruce says:

    Let’s hope Obama doesn’t kill them off.

  4. Devon Herrick says:

    In 2014 when the employer mandate takes effect and firms are required to provide costly comprehensive health plans, I hope employers will consider offering HSAs or HRAs rather than just dropping coverage and paying the fine.

  5. Donna Kinney says:

    What happens to this trend as the Accountable Care Act forces cost-increasing plan design changes starting in September of this year? Does anyone have predictions?

  6. Joe S. says:

    Donna, if you are asking about Accountable Care Plans, they are HMOs on steroids.

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