Consumer-Directed Plans Cost Women $1,000 More Per Year Than Men

Source: BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 36 no. 16, April 17, 2007
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Consumer-directed health care plans cost working-age women about $1,000 more per year out of pocket than men, and are therefore “discriminatory” against women, according to a report by Harvard Researchers at Cambridge Health Alliance. CDHPs also cost middle-aged adults far more than younger participants, and raise costs substantially for those with even mild chronic conditions, the report says.

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