TITLE

CDH plan design tip: Use an HRA to bridge the benefits gap

AUTHOR(S)
Maas, Angela
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Dec2004, Vol. 18 Issue 15, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the use of a hybrid health savings account-health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) in consumer-driven health plans in the U.S. Discussion on the management of employees' deductibles and co-insurance payments; Information on employer contribution to employee health savings accounts in the country; Significance of HRA in building employer-employee relationships.
ACCESSION #
15247610

 

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