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This post is part of our “Dear E.B.” series, in which Mercer’s very own advice columnist (“E.B.,” for Employee Benefits) responds to questions concerning health and well-being that are on the minds of employees across the country.


Dear E.B.,


Help! Last year I signed up for our company’s high-deductible plan, but a couple of months ago my husband stepped on my toddler’s ball and broke his ankle. What with the ER and the follow up we blew through our deductible. I did not budget for that and now we’re starting the new year already behind!! So I’m all stressed out and my doctor says that’s bad for my blood pressure and will make my diabetes worse. How can we get back on track?


Financially Challenged


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