Average health-plan cost increases moderately
- Health care costs rise--small businesses hardest hit. Goldberg, Carol // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);03/17/97, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p1
Announces the possibility that health premiums paid by United States employers may face an additional two percent increase in 1997. Result of inflationary factors. Potential double-digit increase in 1998; Data from the `New York Times' report; Implications of the deregulation of hospital rates.
- Reforms lead to record-low underwriting losses. // Occupational Hazards;Nov94, Vol. 56 Issue 11, p72
Reports on the results of a study conducted to determine insurer costs for indemnity and medical benefits of employees in the United States. Decrease in underwriting costs; Reasons for decrease.
- Health costs on the rise. // American Nurseryman;5/01/96, Vol. 183 Issue 9, p18
Reports on the increase in employee health care costs in the United States in 1995.
- Employers' switch to managed care cut '94 healthcare costs. Weissenstein, Eric // Modern Healthcare;2/20/95, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p16
Reports that large employers reduced healthcare costs per employee in 1994 by switching to managed care, according to a study by Foster Higgins. Disagreement among experts on whether the savings is an aberration or the start of a long trend.
- High costs bring Canadian benefit changes. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;11/6/95, Vol. 29 Issue 45, p39
Reports on the efforts of Canadian employers to control costs on health care benefits. Establishment of flexible benefit plans; Cost increases of supplemental plans; Cost control on prescription drug plans.
- Reducing all medical costs. Smith, S.L. // Occupational Hazards;Dec97, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p52
Presents information on reducing American employees health costs with reference to a survey conducted by Towers Perrin about medical and disability plans and selecting workers' compensation. Comments by Jenny Emery, a principal at Towers Perrin; Percentage of executives who wants to reduce...
- Health-care initiatives. Cronin, Michael P. // Inc.;Dec94, Vol. 16 Issue 14, p128
Discusses various cost-control initiatives that companies throughout the United States have used to rein in health-care costs. Introducing a preferred provider organization; Increasing employee contributions; Adding a flexible benefits program.
- Health care rates rise, more hikes await. Greenwald, Judy // Business Insurance;12/20/99, Vol. 33 Issue 51, p26
Focuses on the increase in health care costs in 1999. Increase in employers' total health plan costs for active employees; Factors attributed to health care rates hike; Benefit managers' concern over continued increase in health care costs.
- Double-digit danger. Verespej, Michael A. // Industry Week/IW;02/21/2000, Vol. 249 Issue 4, p10
Highlights the cost of employees' medical care services shouldered by employers in the United States for 2000. Increase in medical care cost; Factors for the increase in medical care cost.