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If Harvard employees don’t seek medical care beyond preventative services such as screenings or immunizations, which are covered at no out-of-pocket cost, they would end up with more money in their pockets this year than they would have last year, before the new charges went into effect.

Such a decrease in premiums is unusual among employer-sponsored health plans, which have tended to rise from year to year, even during a recent slowdown in health-care cost inflation. A recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the premium prices of such plans rose by an average of 3 percent in 2014.

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