Ouch! Health insurance costs jump 6 percent
By Jim Gallagher
From St. Louis Post Dispatch on Monday, October 17, 2016
Next month brings open enrollment for company health plans. The cost of covering you and your family will go up 5.5 percent to 6 percent, according to surveys from Mercer and the National Business Group on Health.
Premiums will take a bigger bite out of your paycheck. Expect to pay 5 percent more, according to the National Business Group on Health.
Nine out of 10 employers now offer telemedicine, up from seven in 10 last year, says the National Business Group on Health.
Surcharges for spouses seem to be leveling off, according to the National Business Group on Health, with one-third of companies imposing them.
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