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Date:9/15/2009

percent) agree they are more concerned with finances now compared to five years ago, yet they do not place an emphasis on health benefits when thinking about finances. In fact, only a quarter (25 percent) consider their health benefits plan to be part of their financial portfolio.
  • The vast majority of insured adults (75 percent) do not have money set aside for yearly health care costs, even though health care costs can make up a large portion of their overall yearly expenses, especially as costs continue to rise.
  • Covering Costs a Major Concern More than half of insured adults (57 percent) expressed concern over having enough money to cover their family's health care costs - more than expressed concern over keeping their children/family healthy (48 percent). Furthermore, having health insurance and having enough savings for retirement are the top-two concerns among insured adults.
  • About the Survey

    These results are based on a survey conducted by Ipsos, a leading market research firm, among 1,261 U.S. adults, comprising men and women 18 years of age and older. Among these, 1,019 reported having health insurance and therefore qualified to continue the survey. Ipsos conducted an additional survey among a sample of women ages 24 to 44. A total of 1,315 24-44 year old women were interviewed. Among these, 1,072 reported having health insurance and therefore qualified to continue the survey.

    Interviews were conducted by contacting respondents online. Respondents were reached as part of a general population survey between August 4-7, 2009.

    About Plan for Your Health

    Plan for Your Health, a public education campaign from Aetna and the Financial Planning Association launched in September of 2004, was the first online resource giving consumers the information they need to make health b
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