Webinar Part 2: Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs

The second in a two-part webinar series sponsored by The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, the webinar focused on HSA-HDHPs and emphasized the importance of value-based benefit design when building better benefits. 


Now available on-demand: "Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA High-Deductible Health Plans."

Held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

On demand archive of the webinar available now!


About the Webinar:

In the second of a two-part webinar series on value-based benefit design, participants learned how to achieve better value from high-deductible health plans by following good practices identified by their peers. One example, incentivizing high-value care through expanding pre-deductible coverage, explored actionable steps participants can take for their 2023 benefits. This webinar featured information takeaways and delve deeper into the Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs National Alliance Action Brief.

Featured Speakers


  • Kimberly Westrich, MA, Vice President, Health Services Research, National Pharmaceutical Council


  • Laura Rudder Huff, Vice President, Gallagher Research & Insights
  • Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine; Professor Health Management and Health Policy, School of Public Health
    University of Michigan
  • Paul Fronstin, PhD, Director, Health Research & Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute

High-Deductible Health Plans: Good Practices for Employers

Research from the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and Gallagher Research & Insights (GRI) reveals employer-identified good practices for designing HDHPs to help patients better maximize the value of their benefits and navigate their treatment options. The employers recommended five good practices as the most impactful: offering HSA contributions, front-loading contributions, basing contributions on employee actions, offering ongoing education on HSAs, and covering preventive care pre-deductible.

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National Alliance Action Brief HDHP

Action Brief: Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs: Improving Health, Equity & Engagement

NPC and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions collaborated on an Action Brief highlighting key steps employers can take to enhance their health benefit design approach.

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EBRI Issue Brief

Employer Uptake of Pre-Deductible Coverage for Preventive Services in HSA-Eligible Health Plans

Many large employers are expanding pre-deductible coverage for medications and health services used to prevent exacerbations of common chronic conditions and would like to further broaden this coverage, according to new NPC-funded research by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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