CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Until now, plan providers have been slow to roll out Heath Savings Accounts (HSAs), perhaps because of murky rules, low maximum contribution levels and a seemingly limited business opportunity.

But the opportunity is there, and it's significant, especially among investors approaching retirement, said John B. Vellines, founder and president of Health Savings Administrators in Richmond, Va., at Financial Research Associates' IRA Rollover Retirement Summit here last week.

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