A new study suggests there may be some positive trends in terms of health care costs may be on the horizon.

The 2017 Medical Plan Trends and Observations Report released by DirectPath and CEB finds deductibles for employer-sponsored health plans will remain relatively flat in 2017 after years of steadily increasing.

The average deductible for an individual health plan is actually decreasing from $890 to $874, while the average family plan deductible will just barely rise, from $1,857 to $1,863. In contrast, between 2015 and 2016 the average individual deductible rose by $113 and the average family deductible went up by $264.

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