Health Insurance costs to rise 5.4% in 2012

Health Insurance costs to rise 5.4% in 2012 – Sep. 22, 2011.

Employee health care benefit costs are expected to increase 5.4% next year, according to an annual survey released by Mercer.

While the projected health insurance increase would be the smallest recorded in 15 years, it still remains well above the general rate of inflation, which stands at 3.9%, and anemic salary growth.

Addressing healthcare costs in New Jersey is fundamental to foment an economic recovery in our state.