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Small, midsize companies see fastest rise in healthcare costs: survey
Modern Healthcare

Employers’ per-person healthcare costs accelerated in 2009, with the fastest growth among small and medium-size companies, a newly released survey shows. Businesses saw healthcare costs climb 7.3% last year to $3,341 per active worker from $3,113 the prior year, said Thomson Reuters, based on proprietary health claims data from 144 companies that insured 9.5 million people between 2007 and 2009.