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Employers Committed to Offering Health Plans; Cost Seen Going Up 5.3% in 2013
Insurance Journal

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care reform, most employers (88 percent) have affirmed their commitment to offer health care benefits to their active employees for the foreseeable future, according to a survey of 440 midsize to large companies by Towers Watson.

This commitment (up 17 percentage points from 2011) comes despite a projected 2013 per employee health care cost of $11,507, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2012.