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While health insurers and employers are stepping up to give plan members guidance in cost management as account-based health plans grow in popularity, much more can be done. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The rise of high-deductible plans coupled with health savings accounts or health reimbursement accounts has consumers more invested in their health care costs. More consumers are looking for information from providers on how to lower costs – but many are not finding it, according to a HealthMine survey of 750 consumers age 64-years or younger enrolled in a sponsored insurance plan.

Another HealthMine survey of 500 Medicare enrollees shows that even fewer in that group are getting the information they need from providers on how to reduce costs.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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