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One incentive for enrolling in a high-deductible health plan is the ability to contribute to aHealth Savings Account (HSA), which is oftenseen as a way to offset the higher out-of-pocket expensesthat come with the plan. An HSA can be a valuable savings tool foremployees enrolled in this option, but it can also have even morepotential value as a retirement savings vehicle.

However, although HSAs provide a variety of benefits foremployees, they are in need of more education on how bestto utilize this tool for long-term savings. That's according to awhitepaper detailing results from a survey by Optum Bank and EmpowerRetirement.

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Heather Nevitt

Heather D. Nevitt is the Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel and Global Leaders in Law.