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High deductibles are here to stay. The average deductible for single coverage under employer plans this year is $ 1,217. That’s almost double what it was in 2006. The trend is not going to abate. Next year 4 in 5 large employers will offer a high deductible plan and 1 in 3 will offer only a high deductible plan. Moreover, the deductibles in the plans offered on the (Obamacare) health insurance exchanges are more than twice as high as the average employer plan.

High deductibles are not necessarily a bad thing. They may be a good thing. Here are ten things you should know in planning for your own health insurance needs.

1. A good measure of the true co……….. continues on Forbes.

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