The only thing people in the benefits biz seem to be talkingabout is the implications of health reform. What will happen (if,of course, it still does happen)? Will employers drop coverage fortheir employees? What about grandfathered status? And, mostimportantly, just how much is this whole reform thing gonna costus?

As to the last question, most reports point to a lot.

According to new research from global insurance broker WillisGroup Holdings, a handful of employers say their costs have risenin excess of 5 percent since 2010 in accordance with—andanticipation of—reform.

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