Excerpted from: http://www.towersperrin.com/tp/showdctmdoc.jsp? Towers Perrin Health Care Cost Survey STAMFORD, CT, OCTOBER 8, 2009 — Against a backdrop of prolonged recession, U.S. employers will see an increase in their medical benefit expenditures of 7% in 2010. The cumulative effect of ongoing cost increases combined with the current economic climate are creating significant affordability challenges for both employers and employees. According to Towers Perrin's annual Health Care Cost Survey, the 7% rise in 2010 medical benefit expenditures, although marking the sixth consecutive year of single-digit percentage increases, will mean record-high costs for both employers and employees. The average annual per-employee expense will cross the $10,000 mark. Analyzing the 2010 data by coverage
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