Forget Taxes, Warren Buffett Says. The Real Problem Is Health Care.
Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett kicked off the company’s annual meeting with the observation that healthcare costs are skyrocketing for businesses in America, and savvy business leaders would be smart to shift their attention to reducing these costs.
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Average Cost of Employer Health Coverage Tops $18,000 for Family in 2016
The Wall Street Journal examines the cost trends of employer health coverage based on data from the Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
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Survey: Employer health costs up 5 percent for 2017 in Michigan
Midsized employer average health care costs in Michigan are projected to increase by 5 percent in 2017, a slight uptick from last year's 4 percent expected rate and higher than the projected national rate of 4.1 percent, according to Troy-based Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC in a new report.
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Employers Project Health Premium Hike of 6% in 2017
An increase in health insurance premiums for employer-based plans has organizations considering cost-saving techniques such as lowering pharmacy costs, offering consumer-directed health plans and focusing on wellness initiatives.
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Employee Health Care Costs Are Expected to Rise by 6% in 2017
Ongoing cost increases for employers offering health insurance to employees are unsustainable in the long-term. As a result, employers look for new tactics to combat rising costs.
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The Surprising Employer Benefit Millennials Really Want
With a growing segment of workers in the millennial age bracket, workplaces are looking for ways to attract and retain top talent in this group. But what do millennials want when it comes to employer benefits? A new study shows 34% of millennials value healthcare as the most important benefit and seek out companies that have an onsite clinic.
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Company doctoring: More employers offer on-site clinics
Modern Healthcare examines the success of employer-sponsored on-site healthcare clinics and the results their members are seeing.
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