Cost of providing group health coverage rises 6.1%

11/21/2011 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

The cost of group health care plans increased 6.1% in 2011 to an average of $10,146 per employee, a slightly lower increase than the 6.9% seen in 2010, according to a Mercer LLC survey. More employers are embracing consumer-driven health plans and using wellness incentives to encourage workers to improve their health as a way to help keep costs down.

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