TITLE

Health costs approach red line

AUTHOR(S)
Duff, Susanna
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Feb99, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Forecasts on health costs for 1999. Trend costs expected for 1999; Increase in prescription drug expenses; Factors that have converged to create the rise; Information on claims costs and employer costs.
ACCESSION #
1563549

 

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