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Employer contributions to health accounts fall as individual contributions rise

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  • February 16 2012, 11:45am EST

Enrollment in health savings accounts and heath reimbursement arrangements continues to grow, but contribution patterns to these account-based health plans are changing, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.

“It’s not that employers are reducing how much they’re contributing, it’s that employers who are newly adopting the plans aren’t contributing as much as those who were already offered,” Paul Fronstin, director of EBRI’s Health Research and Education Program and author of the report, tells EBN exclusively. He speculated that it may be due to the economy.

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