While both the number of, and enrollment in, health savings accounts (HSAs) have grown significantly since HSAs first became available in 2004, data suggests that that growth may be slowing.
In 2017, enrollment estimates in HSA-eligible health plans vary considerably – from 21.4 million to 33.7 policyholders and their dependents, according to a new report. But, according to the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), there is one consistency between the enrollment estimates – most sources show that growth appears to have slowed in 2017, especially when looking at the market share of HSA-eligible health plan enrollment.
The report acknowledges that it can be challenging to determine how many people are enrolled in an HSA-eligible health plan and how that number has been changing. Indeed, the report notes that, for the most part, there are just a handful of surveys used to determine the number of people enrolled in an HSA-eligible health plan.