Banks Eye Potentially Big Play in The HSA Business

Sraeel, Holly
August 2005
Bank Technology News;Aug2005, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p8
Trade Publication
Comments on U.S. banks' opinion that health-savings accounts (HSA) will provide them with additional business opportunities. Expected increase in the number of HSA and flexible spending accounts; Limited roles of banks in the HSA market.


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