Health Costs: Steeper Still


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Published in Business Week October 06, 2009 by Catherine Arnst 

Workers will bear a greater share of soaring premiums in 2010, but employers take a hit, too
U.S. businesses struggling to cover their employees’ medical needs can expect no relief next year. The cost of insuring employees will rise by 7%, greater even than the 6% increase in 2009, according to a just-released survey by management consultant Towers Perrin. That will bring average spending per employee to $10,212, the first time it has hit five digits.

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