As of January 2016, approximately 20.2 million individuals were enrolled in health savings account (HSA)-compatible high deductible health plans (HDHPs), according to recent research from AHIP. The 2016 Survey of Health Savings Account—High Deductible Health Plans noted that this is up from 19.7 million in 2015, or an annual increase of 2.5 percent.
Large group plans (firms with more than 50 employees) accounted for over 75 percent of all HSA/HDHP enrollment, with 13.9 million enrollees. AHIP found that since 2005, the proportion of HSA/HDHP enrollees in the large group market has been steadily increasing to about three-fourths of total HSA/HDHP enrollment in 2016.
The small group market reported enrollment of 2.1 million. In general, small group coverage was defined as coverage offered by employers with 50 or fewer employees. AHIP found that 1.9 million were enrolled in HSA/HDHPs through the individual market.
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