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  • Studies Find Health Care Costs Rising

    Recent studies cited by the Los Angeles Times,  The Dallas Morning News and The Milwaukee Centinel all indicate that health care costs have more than doubled over the last decade, with cost increases expected to average 9% over the next year.  Some of the factors for the high increases are an aging workforce, large medical claims and changes brought by healthcare reform, such as the requirement that dependents can remain on their parents plans to age 26.    It is expected that employees will shoulder the lion’s share of the increases  as employers, in an effort to control their expenses in a down economy, will shift the increases to their employees or reduce the benefits and increase the deductibles on revised plans for their employees.

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