Medical expenses add up quickly—braces, glasses, contacts, co-pays, doctor visits and prescriptions. Then you must consider the healthcare expenses that are unexpected—broken bones, illness, ER visits, and ambulance rides. All of this can add up to be quite overwhelming, putting a financial strain on your budget.
Approximately 19% of Americans are enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a corresponding Health Savings Account (HSA) while there are almost 24.5% of HDHP holders that are NOT utilizing an HSA*. The statistics speak for themselves—there are far too many people with High Deductible Health Plans that do not utilize a Health Savings Account. One reason for utilization being so low, may be that consumers do not understand how the accounts work.
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