Large employers are expecting healthcare costs to remain steady going into 2017, but many are looking to take a number of cost-controlling measures to combat increasing specialty pharma costs.
“Controlling health benefits costs remain a high priority for large employers,” says Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “While employers have been able to keep increases in check for the past few years, costs are still running at more than twice the rate of inflation and general wage increases, thereby threatening affordability.”
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