WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 6.1 million Americans are covered by Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible insurance plans, a 35 percent increase since last year, a new census released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) found. HSAs were authorized starting in January 2004. Since then, AHIP has conducted a periodic census of its members participating in the HSA plan market.
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"Employers and individuals across the country and across the age spectrum are choosing HSA plans, which are now an important part of the portfolio of coverage options offered by health plans," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of AHIP.
Key findings from the census include:
The full 2008 census can be viewed here: http://www.ahipresearch.org/pdfs/2008_HSA_Census.pdf.
Click here to view a PowerPoint on the HSA census: http://www.ahipresearch.org/pdfs/AHIP_HSA08_PPTslides.pdf.
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