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Healthcare Cost Growth ‘Slows’ to 5.4%
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The 14th annual Milliman Medical Index reports that healthcare cost growth continues a decade-long slowing trend for a family of four enrolled in an employer-sponsored preferred provider plan. Now the bad news. Even with slower growth, healthcare costs for that family will increase 5.4% in 2014, which represents an average bump of $1,185 per family and a total cost of $23,215, with employers paying $13,520 and employees paying $9,695, according to Milliman, the Seattle-based healthcare actuarial firm.