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HSA: A savings account without the saving?
By and large, employees who are enrolled in a health savings account are using them as spending accounts rather than as tax-free long-term savings accounts, according to new research from Willis Towers Watson. Meanwhile, about one in four employees who can enroll in an HSA opted not to enroll, according to the consulting firm’s survey of more than 2,100 employees.

Here are 10 findings about health savings accounts from the report.
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65% of workers are tapping their HSAs to pay for immediate healthcare expenses
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27% use the money only when necessary and save the rest
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8% are saving the money for the future
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45% have more than $5,000 saved in their HSA
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24% of employees are not enrolled in their employers’ HSA
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57% don't enroll in an HSA because they don't see the advantages
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24% don't enroll in an HSA because they don't have enough money to contribute
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10% don't enroll in an HSA because their employer doesn't contribute to the account
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8% say they haven't enrolled in an HSA because they didn't take the time to do it
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5% say they aren't enrolled in an HSA because they don't understand HSAs