TITLE

Medical inflation, cost sharing increase

PUB. DATE
December 2000
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Dec2000, Vol. 14 Issue 14, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that expenses for health plans and prescription drug benefits are expected to rise in year 2001 according to data by The Segal Company. Rate of increase in costs for health maintenance organizations and traditional-fee-for-service health plans; Forecasts of Segal analysts on the rate of increase in retail prescription drug coverage for active and retired workers; Cost trends projected by Hewitt Associates on expenses for health plans.
ACCESSION #
3868796

 

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