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NBGH: Health benefit cost increases to hold steady at 6%
By Kathryn Moody
From HR Dive on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Overall cost increases of healthcare benefits will hold steady at 6%, the National Business Group on Health (NGBH) revealed in a new survey. Most employers expect increases to hold only at 5% due to shifts in plan design.

However, Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the NBGH, noted that even though increases are holding steady, yearly increases of 5% or 6% are "not sustainable" and still threaten long-term affordability. In turn, many employers are shifting their attention to healthcare delivery to lower costs.