Aon Hewitt Analysis Shows Record-Low Health Care Cost Increases in 2012

Source: Aon Hewitt, Press Release, October 3, 2012

Rate of Increase Projected to Rise in 2013, With Total Employee Cost Inching Toward $5,000. In 2012, U.S. companies and their employees saw the lowest health care premium rate increases in six years, according to an analysis by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc. The average health care premium rate increase for large employers in 2012 was 4.9 percent, down from 8.5 percent in 2011 and 6.2 percent in 2010. In 2013, however, average health care premium increases are projected to jump up to 6.3 percent.

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