Health savings account participation, and contributions, is continuing to grow at a record pace, according to new analysis.

Roughly 70 percent of workers with a health reimbursement account or a health savings account said their employers contributed to the account in 2012, continuing a steady increase since 2009, according to research released Wednesday by the Employee Benefits Institute.

Employer contributions of $200−$499 increased from 14 percent to 22 percent between 2009 and 2011, while employers that contributed $1,000 or more increased from 24 percent to 28 percent. Among workers with family coverage, employer contribution levels were unchanged between 2010 and 2012, with 63 percent contributing $1,000 or more.

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