CAHI Maps Out Obstacles To Spread Of HSAs
Health savings account supporters who want to add HSAs to Medicaid plans and state employee health plans face many challenges.[@@]
Researchers at the Council for Affordable Health Insurance, Alexandria, Va., a nonprofit group backed by insurers, brokers and actuaries, give that assessment in a review of some of the structural challenges that remain in the HSA market.
The CAHI researchers, Victoria Craig Bunce and Merrill Matthews, note that Kay Cole James, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, added HSAs to the federal employee health plan in 2004.
“The question now is will the states do the same,” the researchers write.