Although the cost of claims for employer-sponsored health plans are slightly lower than six months ago, a new study finds these costs are rising at double-digit rates.

Wells Fargo Insurance Services recently surveyed 60 insurance companies between February and March.

Dan Gowen, senior vice president of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, said the continued cost increase suggests employer premiums will rise at a similar rate, as insurance companies anticipate costs based on claim trends.

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