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Survey: 61% of employers expect cost increase from healthcare law
Los Angeles Times

More than 60% of employers in a new survey anticipate some increase in their health benefit costs due to the federal Affordable Care Act.

The survey of 1,203 employers by the Mercer consulting firm found that 20% of those businesses expect an increase of 5% or more. The firm said employers in retail and hospitality, which often have large numbers of part-time and lower-paid workers, will be among those most affected when the healthcare law takes full effect in 2014.

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