Escalating costs

Case, Ingrid
July 2012
Benefits Selling;Jul2012, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p64
The article discusses the increasing cost of employees health care in the U.S. It describes the package where employer pays 50% of workers' basic health benefit, with a participation level between 50 to 60% and less insurance coverage. It cites issues that firms try to keep health costs at bay, which include lower participation, high-deductible health plans are cheaper options, and the option for PPO plan. It suggests that the better way to affect cost is to control the usage.


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