Consumer-driven health care got another booth recently with the release of the latest study of health care claims and utilization by Aetna. The study finds employers that replaced their traditional health benefits plans with Aetna HealthFund consumer-directed health plans saved $21.5 million over a five-year period for every 10,000 members.

The study also shows members of CDHPs accessed more preventive care and screenings than people with traditional preferred provider organization plans. In addition, Aetna HealthFund plan members are more engaged health care consumers and continue to get the care they need.

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