Chip Kerby was quoted in the September 9 edition of Inside Consumer-Directed Care in an article about how Aetna and CIGNA Healthcare are improving price transparency with new services. New HSA regulations proposed by the Treasury Department could make it difficult for employers to reward employees who participate in wellness programs. The proposal also would prevent employers from making larger HSA contributions to lower-paid employees unless the HSAs are offered through a cafeteria plan. "There shouldn't be anything wrong with making a larger [HSA] contribution to rank-and-file employees, or to different bargaining units," said Mr. Kerby. He also noted, however, that the problem is more with the comparability rule itself than it is with the Treasury Dept.'s latest interpretation. This rule, Mr. Kerby explained, was developed for Archer medical savings accounts, which were available only to small employers and the self employed.