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Employer Healthcare Costs Expected to Jump 8.5% in 2012
Health Leaders Media

Employers will see healthcare costs increase by 8.5% in 2012, up slightly from 2010, as the economy continues to rebound, according to the annual Behind the Numbers report on medical cost trends from the PwC Health Research Institute.

That financial hit could be “contained” to about 7%, however, with increased cost-shifting to employees, PwC Principal Michael Thompson told HealthLeaders Media.