NU Online News Service, Nov. 15, 2004, 6:44 p.m. EST
One of the companies that helped start the $5-deductible health maintenance organization movement is entering the defined contribution market.[@@]
The company, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif., is getting ready for January 2005 by adding a series of new health plans that will offer a wide range of deductible and coinsurance choices. Some of the plans, the CarePay HSA plans, will be high-deductible plans that are compatible with the new health savings accounts, Kaiser says.