The trend of employers transferring some of the burden of increased health care costs to their employees shows no sign of easing up, and many are using new strategies with which to do so.
A growing number of employers (38%) say they are increasing employee-cost sharing through plan design changes, up from 31% last year, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey. Meanwhile, 33% of employers have increased employee contributions, compared with 25% last year.
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