The HDHP features higher annual deductibles (a minimum of $1,100 for Self and $2,200 for Self and Family coverage) than other traditional health plans. The maximum amount out-of-pocket limits for HDHPs participating in the FEHB Program in 2006 is $5000 for self and $10,000 for Self and Family enrollment. Depending on the HDHP you choose, you may have the choice of using in-network and out-of-network providers. Using in-network providers will save you money. With the exception of preventive care, you must meet the annual deductible before the plan pays benefits. Preventive care services are generally paid as first dollar coverage or after a small deductible, or copayment. A maximum dollar amount (up to $300, for instance) may apply.

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