Consumer-driven health plans start to gain traction

Rombel, Adam
October 2007
Business Journal (Central New York);10/12/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 41, p15
The article discusses that consumer-driven health plans (CDHP) are starting to take a hold in the marketplace in Syracuse, New York. It states that more employers seeking new ways to combat rising health-insurance premiums are deciding to give them a try, but much room for growth remains. The plans are paired with a tax-preferred savings vehicle, such as a health-savings account or health-reimbursement arrangements from which employees can pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses.


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