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HSAs Still Perplex Consumers, Health Professionals Say | HealthcareDIVE

Health savings accounts (HSAs) have been around since the early 2000s, but that doesn’t mean consumers understand how to use them or other tax-advantaged healthcare accounts, according to a new survey of health professionals.

We’re Not As Educated As We Think | IHC

We’ve been lulled into a false sense of security. While most of us “in the know” understand the inner-workings of health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts, we are remiss to assume the rest of the world does too. A …
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Consumers Still Don’t Understand HSAs and HRAs | BenefitsPro

Businesses need to “turn up the heat” in educating consumers about health savings accounts and health reimbursements accounts, according to Acclaris, a tech consulting firm for account-based health care plans.

The Three A’s Force A Shift in Consumer Engagement | IHC

The consumer-directed health care movement demands that consumers take on the three A’s – awareness, accountability and active involvement – when it comes to health care decisions and spending.
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Industry Acknowledges Consumer Confusion About Health Savings and Reimbursement Accounts | IHC

Acclaris, a Towers Watson company and leading SaaS technology and services provider for consumer-directed accounts, today released the Acclaris Consumer Education Survey Report. Based on a recent survey of 300+ industry professionals, Acclaris found health care industry professionals acknowledge there …
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Consumer-Driven Health Plans Confuse Their Consumers | Business Insurance

Though enrollment in consumer-driven health plans continues to rise, most employees don’t understand the health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, or flexible spending accounts linked to the plans, according to a new report.
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Lack of Education Biggest Barrier to HSA Adoption | PLANSPONSOR

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of health care industry professionals rate consumers’ understanding of health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) as mediocre, while 28% rate it as poor.

How to Prepare for Retirement in a Shifting Environment

As more employers are moving employees out of DB plans and into DC plans, some employers are making annual contributions that employees can use to buy any plan on the free market, says Acclaris CEO Dean Mason. Private exchanges are …
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How HDHPs Affect Employers and Employees

Many employers are moving to high-deductible health plans, which places more responsibility on employees. As such, employees need to be better educated about their coverage. Marty Trussell, vice president of business development at Acclaris, shares how employers can help educate …
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Healthcare And Banking Convergence Calls For Stricter Security | Health IT Outcomes

Regulatory and compliance pressures continue to rise for healthcare companies, and for good reason. The convergence of healthcare, banking and technology has created a much greater need for consumer education, security, and privacy. The most recent high-profile healthcare industry breach is …
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