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Retailers and hospitality industry employers face big healthcare reform cost increases: Mercer
Modern Healthcare

Employers in the retail and hospitality industries face the greatest cost increases when provisions of the health care reform law imposing financial penalties on employers that do not offer qualified coverage go into effect in 2014, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Forty-six percent of employers in the retail and hospitality industries and 40% of employers in the health care services industry expect health care cost increases of at least 3% due to health care reform law requirements, according to the Mercer L.L.C. survey of 1,203 employers.