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Forty-two percent of those surveyed by the Healthcare Trends Institute are not creating a medical care savings nest egg. (Photo: iStock)

What do health care consumers — and employees in particular — want from their coverage? What do they understand about it, and what don’t they? What frustrates them the most when they attempt to select health insurance?

These were key questions asked by the Healthcare Trends Institute in a survey of U.S. adults with employer-sponsored health insurance. The institute, a nonprofit that offers a platform designed to bring clarity to the ever-changing benefits world, learned among other things that less than half of those surveyed are setting money aside to meet their future health care needs.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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