EBN/Forrester research: Employers use HSAs to dam up cost increases

Doty, Carlton; E. B. N.
February 2008
Employee Benefit News;Feb2008, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p9
The article highlights the findings of a study which examined the benefits strategies and preferences of employers in the U.S. The study included 900 benefits professionals who were asked regarding account-based health plans. It found that employers prefer health savings accounts (HSA) over health reimbursement arrangements in managing health plans. It also discovered that bank relationships with carriers are relevant to employers.


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