Consumer-driven plans growing slowly; Utah presses on with exchanges plans;

> Insurers selling in plans in Kentucky must provide an open enrollment period for state residents younger than 19 years old in January 2013, reported SurfKY News. Article

> Enrollment in consumer-driven health plans has increased, albeit slowly. A new Employee Benefits Research Institute survey found that 10 percent of the population was enrolled in a CDHP in 2012, an increase from 7 percent last year. Statement

> Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is continuing with plans to continue operating the state's version of a health insurance exchange, regardless of whether the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services approves, reported the Deseret News. Article

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