Originally Posted by fisherman
the big selling point is the annual increases should be less than other plans. Is that actually true?
I must confess that I haven't seen that touted as a key selling point ... and I'm not sure I could see any reason why it should be so?
My own experience with Blue Cross of California has indeed been big increases, usually justified by the fact that I've had a birthday, or some other totally unexpected event.
What do I mean by 'big' ... well, the last increase was close to 40%. A nice 60th birthday present. At this point I bailed and moved over to Kaiser.
I still think HSAs are a good thing, though. Just not a way to avoid big premium increases.