After initial skepticism from employers, the concept of health savings accounts (HSAs), coupled with high deductible health plans (HDHPs), is beginning to gain traction in the marketplace, a poll has found.

The information was contained in the latest Employee Benefits Market Survey released by The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers.

The Washington, D.C.-based insurance brokers' association said that compared with spring 2005, the fall 2005 survey showed a definite rise in the number of commercial clients who are viewing HDHPs and HSAs as a health benefits option to be offered in the workplace.

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