High-deductible health plans are increasinglybeing offered by employers in four different business sectors, andthose employers are adopting a range of strategies — includingpaying a larger share of premiums — in attempts to get employees tochoose them. But employees aren’t necessarily convinced.

That’s according to the most recent report from Benefitfocus,Inc., which finds that in the education, manufacturing, health careand retail industries, the adoption of HDHPs was on the increase,with employers using a range of strategies to encourage employeesto adopt them.

While employees worry about the higher out-of-pocket costs associated withHDHPs, lower premiums do attract some. And in 2017, the reportsays, employers are not only making efforts to make HDHPs moreattractive to employees, but are doing the same with health savingsaccounts.

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