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)



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