Health Savings Account Balances, Contributions, Distributions, and Other Vital Statistics, 2014: Estimates from the EBRI HSA Database

Source: Paul Fronstin, Employee Benefit Research Institute, EBRI Issue Brief, no. 416, July 2015

From the press release:
Average health savings account (HSA) balances increased from $1,408 to $1,933 (up about 37 percent) in 2014, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). An HSA is a tax-exempt trust or custodial account that an individual can use to pay for health care expenses. Contributions to the account are deductible from taxable income, and distributions for qualified medical expenses from the HSA are not counted as taxable income. Tax-free distributions are also allowed for certain premiums. Any interest or other capital earnings from the account build up tax free as well….