Average health-plan cost increases moderately

Frazee, Valerie
April 1997
Workforce (10928332);Apr97, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p25
Presents results of a survey released by management consulting firm Towers Perin on employee health-care costs. Percentage growth on employee health-care cost for large employers in 1997 as compared to 1996.


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