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PIggy bank with coins Some employers have stopped referring to the plan as a “high-deductible health plan” or HDHP altogether, instead presenting it as the “HSA plan”–a savvy move that highlights the best parts of the plan. (Photo: Shutterstock)

For all the benefits of the high-deductible health plan (HDHP)—lower premiums, tax savings, more flexibility for patients, to name a few—it has developed a bad reputation among employees. The reason why could be right in the name: the phrase “high-deductible” isn’t exactly attractive for employees who are hearing about it for the first time—and studies suggest that employees have limited knowledge about what such plans entail.


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