Health benefit costs rise only slightly

Sunoo, Brenda Paik
April 1998
Workforce (10928332);Apr98, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p19
Reports that health benefits costs increased slightly in 1997, according to a survey released by William M. Mercer Inc. Average health benefit costs for active and retired workers in 1997; Decreased spending on retiree medical benefits; Possibility of an increase in health benefit costs in 1997 according majority of employers who responded to the survey.


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