A new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 1,700 employers says employer health costs are predicted to rise 8.5% in 2012.
Employers say they’ll lessen that burden by pushing more costs onto employees through higher co-pays, increased deductibles and making out-of-network care less financially attractive for employees. The survey says 28% of employers will have deductibles of $1,000 or greater for in-network care next year, up from 11% in 2009.
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