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HSA Council: Studies and Surveys

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  • Healthcare Trends Institute: 2017 Healthcare Benefits Benchmark Study
    With this rise in HDHPs came an increase in the number of employees being enrolled in a Health Savings Account, Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement, or Flexible Spending Account, as this year’s survey found that 51.5% of respondents’ employees are enrolled in one or more of these plans/arrangements.
  • Devenir: 2016 Year-End HSA Market Research
    HSA accounts now exceed 20 million. The number of HSA accounts rose to 20 million, holding almost $37 billion in assets, a year over year increase of 22% for HSA assets and 20% for accounts for the period of December 31st, 2015 to December 31st, 2016.
  • United Benefit Advisors (UBA): How HSAs Measure Up
    In this spotlight report, we’ll look at how HSAs and HRAs are being used among employers based on data reported in the 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey, which can be broken down by industry, by region, and by employer size.
  • Optum Wellness Eighth Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study
    The study surveyed more than 240 human resource professionals from large employers (3,000+ employees) at the close of 2016. This white paper details how employers are changing their approach to employee health and wellness, and reveals five key shifts that have unfolded over the past three years.
  • NBER Study: Consumer-Directed Health Plans Reduce Healthcare Spending
    The National Bureau of Economic Research released a study that asked "Do 'Consumer-Directed' Health Plans [CDHPs] bend the cost curve over time? We find that spending is reduced for those in firms offering CDHPs in all three years post. The reductions are driven by spending decreases in outpatient care and pharmaceuticals, with no evidence of increases in emergency department or inpatient care."
  • Fidelity News: More Employers Offering HSAs
    Fidelity noted a 34 percent increase in HSA employer clients in 2014, with 137 companies now offering a Fidelity HSA to their workforce, up from 102 one year prior. This marks the firm's fourth straight year of double-digit client growth in this area. Fidelity now manages $1 billion in HSA assets, up 54 percent over the past year.

The HSA Council is dedicated to advancing policies that preserve and expand banks’ ability to offer Health Savings Accounts. Its members include financial institutions, insurers and their technology partners.

​Questions? Please contact Kevin McKechnie for more information.