Employers attempt to keep health care costs under control

Hofmann, Mark A.
September 2003
Business Insurance;9/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 37, p4
The cost of employer-provided health care benefits continues to rise at a double-digit rate, and employers are making changes in their plans to keep these costs in check in the U.S. As a result of the rising costs, employers are not only absorbing premium increases themselves but also shifting more costs to employees. Premiums for employer-provided health insurance increased 13.9% between spring 2002 and spring 2003. That followed annual increases of more than 10% in each of the two prior years.


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