Healthcare Costs To Rise 7.5 % in 2013.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The cost of healthcare services is expected to rise 7.5 percent in 2013, more than three times the projected rates for inflation and economic growth, according to an industry research report released on Thursday.

But premiums for large employer-sponsored health plans could increase by only 5.5 percent as a result of company wellness programs and a growing trend toward plans that impose higher insurance costs on workers, said the report by the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC.  Read the full article by David Morgan for the Chicago Tribune here.

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Posted on June 4, 2012, in Benefits. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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