In the 10 years that consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) haveexisted they have tended to attract participants who are bettereducated, healthier, and have higher incomes than people intraditional health plans, according to a new report by thenonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

But in recent years, the income differences have begun tonarrow.

For instance, EBRI found that in 2005 CDHP enrollees were morelikely than traditional plan enrollees to have household income of$150,000 or more, but by 2010 this was no longer the case. In 2010,CDHP enrollees were more likely to have household income of $50,000to $100,000, but were not more likely to have household income of$100,000 or more.

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