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Group Health Plan Costs Up 4.1 Percent in 2012, Smallest Increase in 15 years: Mercer
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Aided by the move of more employees into lower-cost consumer-driven health care plans, group plan costs increased by just over 4 percent in 2012, the smallest increase in 15 years, according to a survey of more than 2,800 employers released Nov. 14 by Mercer L.L.C. in New York.

The 4.1 percent increase brought health plan costs to an average of $10,558 per employee in 2012, compared with $10,146 per employee in 2011, according to the survey.