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Health plans: Consumer-driven programs fall out of favor in Iowa

Des Moines Register, September 2, 2008
Some Iowa businesses are moving away from healthcare plans that offer high deductibles in exchange for low costs, according to an annual report on employer benefits. The shift from consumer-driven health plans comes as Iowa employees and employers take an 8.8% bump this year in health insurance costs, according to a report from David P. Lind & Associates, an employee benefits consultant. Employees also face higher deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, the study showed.