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Report finds spike in HSAs, assets
Modern Healthcare

The number of consumer-directed health plan accounts grew by more than one-third last year, and the average balance in savings accounts also increased, as employers and workers invested more in accounts for healthcare costs, a newly released report said. The aggregate amount in U.S. health savings accounts and health reimbursement arrangements—the savings vehicles tied to consumer-directed health plans—increased last year by 43% to $17.8 billion, and the total number of accounts climbed by 36% to 11.6 million, the annual Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey found.