Policy Documents

Medical Savings Accounts: Obstacles to Their Growth and Ways to Improve Them

Greg Scandlen –
July 1, 1998

In this study, author Greg Scandlen reviews and answers questions regarding the Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) 18 months after its initial implementation.

Now that MSAs have been on the market for 18 months, what is known about them and the marketing effort that resulted from the legislation?  Why have they been slow to catch on? How can they be improved? What needs to be done next? This study answers these and other questions about MSAs.