Health Savings Accounts Useful to Small Businesses

"A LITTLE-NOTICED provision in the Medicare prescription drug law passed by Congress late last year is starting to shake up the group insurance market for small businesses.

The provision created health savings accounts that allow people to set aside pretax income to pay medical bills. When linked to high-deductible insurance policies, the accounts, known as H.S.A.'s, can drastically lower an employer's costs of providing employee health benefits. This may allow more small businesses to offer such benefits — or provide savings for those that already do."

So states this article from The New York Times found via Benefitsblog