Open enrollment sees employers passing along higher health care costs to workers

November 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);11/17/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 46, p16
The article reports on the decision of several companies in the U.S. to raise co-payments or deductibles and lower some types of health insurance coverages to keep their health care bills from rising out of proportion to other expenses. It states that some companies have raised premiums and also promoted consumer-driven health plans. In addition, a survey by consulting firm Mercer shows that 67 percent of companies put their coverage out to bid instead of renewing with their incumbent carrier.


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