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Lead Story

Health care: When will payments stake its claim?


Industry Update

Hats in the ring for ETA awards

All clear for Intuit, ECHO merger

California chomps on gift card leftovers

Acquiring today, a shapshot

L60 at odds with Pipeline

EC interchange ruling: Merchants applaud, MC digs in

Swipe 'n shred, self-service fraud foiler


Terence Van Horn

Triton layoffs changes, challenges

Tracy Kitten



Hot, hotter contactless and mobile

David Talach


Street SmartsSM:
Winter profit-land

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Drill down to the fine print

Jeff Fortney
Clearant LLC

B2B and B2G: The road ahead

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

POS system power

Maxwell Sinovoi
United Bank Card Inc.

Interviewing for quality

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

PCI compliance: Don't forget the little guys

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

Company Profile

Credit Cash

New Products

Eco-friendly two-sided receipt printing

2ST thermal receipt printer
NCR Corp.

Wireless terminal for mobile pros

Blue Bamboo H50 POS terminal
Blue Bamboo


Clean slate, new fate





Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 14, 2008  •  Issue 08:01:01

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The four charts contained herein forecast issuance and load volumes of card Association network-branded insurance cards in addition to flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) cards, both of which are also network-branded.

Introduced in 2002, FSAs are used for Internal Revenue Service-defined medical, dependent care or transit expenses. FSAs are often funded by employers through payroll deductions. Specialized processing of FSAs allows for real-time approval at the POS.

HSAs were launched in 2004 and are self-adjudicating; no special processing of HSA cards is required. These accounts are popular with employers because they offer a high deductible for employees (meaning they are low cost for employers).

HSAs are also popular with employees because they view these accounts not just as insurance coverage, but also as investments in their future.

Note: CAGR, which appears in two of the charts, stands for compound annual growth rate.

ISOMetrics: Network branded prepaid health card charts
To see a hi-res pdf of the ISOMetrics page click here: ISOMetrics page

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