PR: Employer health account plan spending drops


WASHINGTON--Contributions from employers to workers' account-based health plans declined for the second year in a row in 2010, according to new findings by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Data from the 2010 EBRI/MGA Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey show that the percentage of workers who reported that their employer contributed $1,000 or more to their account-based health plan declined from 37 percent in 2008 to 28 percent in 2010. The study found the drop in employer contributions may have been due to the weak economy.

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