HIGH DEDUCTABLES

High-deductible health insurance is becoming more popular in the Rochester area, according to an employer survey done by the Rochester Business Alliance Inc.
Of the 203 RBA members responding to the annual survey, 71 percent said they offered one or more high-deductible health insurance plans. That is up from 61 percent in 2012 and three times the 22 percent that offered such plans in 2009.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the area’s largest health insurer, has about 79,000 subscribers enrolled in high-deductible plans.

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