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Employers are increasingly pushing enrollment in high-deductible, low-premium health insurance plans, according to benefits experts, which means it might be time to break out the calculator and reconsider current policies.

Employees in Chicago and across the country are getting their first looks at what they will be paying for health insurance in 2015 with the start of open enrollment, the annual window in which workers can make changes to their elected benefits, including health insurance. Open enrollment is typically held in October and November each year.

“Don’t assume that nothing’s changing even if your current option is still available,” said Craig Rosenberg, practice leader of health and welfare benefits at consulting firm Aon Hewitt. “There are probably some new choices that are available for you.”

Three-fourths of employers aim to offer high-deductible plans coupled with a health savings account in the next three years, and 20 percent will only offer those type of plans, according to……….. continues on Chicago Tribune.

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