Healthcare Costs Surge 12%

This year, large employers are bracing for a double-digit increase in healthcare costs-the most significant jump since 1993, according to the Towers Perrin Health Care Cost Survey. The survey found that the cost of large employers' health benefit plans will surge 12% on average in 2000, and more than 90% of those polled expect the trend of double-digit increases to continue for the next few years.