Prospects for account-based health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

@article{McDevitt2011ProspectsFA,
  title={Prospects for account-based health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.},
  author={Roland D. McDevitt and Jay Savan},
  journal={Benefits quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
Account-based health plans (ABHPs), which combine high-deductible plans with either health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) or health savings accounts (HSAs), have gained popularity in recent years. Because there is growing evidence these plans are indeed engaging consumers and moderating cost increases, employers will need ABHP design options as they strive to bring costs under control in coming years. Some observers, however, are now concerned that benefits standards introduced by federal… CONTINUE READING
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