A sluggish economy hasn’t slowed the nation’s health care consumerism movement, according to a recent analysis by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

That bodes well for producers who have been steering employer clients toward health savings accounts and health reimbursement arrangements to help ease the sting of high deductible health plans and rising out-of-pocket costs. These accounts covered about 21 million working Americans last year, representing about 12% of the privately insured market.

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