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High-Deductible Health Plans Can Cost Patients A Discount
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As workers consider their health insurance options this fall, chances are there’s one on the open-enrollment menu with a deductible of more than a $1,000. Coverage like that is often linked to a tax-advantaged financial savings account to pay for medical expenses that fall below the hefty deductible. More than two-thirds of employers expect to offer high-deductible plans next year, according to a survey by benefits consultants Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health.

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