Another week, another study about health care costs. And like almost every other economic indicator these days, there's good news and there's bad.

This week's edition is brought to you by the experts over at Aon Hewitt and it claims employers — and their employees — enjoyed the smallest health care premium bump in six years. By the numbers, larger companies averaged premium increases of 4.9 percent — down by quite a bit from last year's 8.5 percent (and the 6.2 percent jump from the year before).

But, of course, there's a catch.

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