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Study: Employers help slow cost growth in health plans
Sacramento Business Journal

Employer action to move workers into low-cost, consumer-driven health plans and beef up health management programs paid off in 2012 with the lowest cost growth in 15 years, a new Mercer study shows. The total average health benefit cost growth slowed to 4.1 percent in 2012, down from 6.1 percent in 2011, according to Mercer’s National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans.