Monday, May 19, 2014

Study: Employer Healthcare Costs to Rise 9% in 2014

  • Employer healthcare costs are expected to rise nearly 9% in 2014 
  • 126 insurers and health plan administrators nationwide surveyed 
  • PPO plans are expected to rise 8.7% this year and HMOs 8.6%  
  • Many health economists and industry officials have attributed the slowdown primarily to lingering effects of the Great Recession, when millions of Americans cut back on medical care 
Source: L.A. Times.