Finance, physical well-being, health care engagement inquiries produced the following:
More Employers Are Moving Toward CDHPs, HSAs
According to a Watson Wyatt Worldwide and National Business Group on Health survey, 51 percent of companies now have a CDHP in place, a 9 percent increase from last year. Inside Consumer-Directed Healthcare reported that the number of HSAs grew about 40 percent year-over-year as of January 2009 and average savings balances grew 45 percent.
The survey was conducted online by an independent research firm between Feb. 27, 2009, and March 20, 2009, with a random national sample of 500 HSA owners. The survey measured satisfaction level, motivations for having an HSA and effects the accounts had on engaging people in managing a portion of their health care savings and spending. Participants had an HSA for at least one year, were covered by a high-deductible health plan and had an active HSA at the time of the survey. Margin of error for the survey was 4 percentage points or better with 95 percent confidence. HSAs are tax-free health spending and savings accounts available to individuals and families who have qualified high-deductible health insurance policies as determined by IRS regulation.