Millions lost their insurance, along with their jobs, during the pandemic. But many people are eligible for financial help.
It’s open enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who needs insurance for next year can pick a plan now.
The money grows tax free, and can act as a sort of 401(k) for future health needs if invested. But just 6 percent of account holders do invest the savings.
Costs are expected to rise about 4 to 5 percent, in line with increases in recent years, as employers seek to avoid adding to their workers’ stress.