Health Care Costs

A survey of 3,915 companies reveals that more workers than ever are enrolling in some form of managed health care to meet their health care needs. This shift to managed care plans from traditional insurance plans has held down health care benefit costs to less than a 0.2% increase per year for employers. Here are some recent trends.

Average health care benefit costs per active or retired employee

Trends in enrollment

Retiree's choice of coverage (age 65 and over)


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.