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Nearly 90 percent of the nation's largest employers pay for smoking-cessation programs.

The cost of providing employee health care benefits at the nation’s largest employers is projected to increase by an average of 7 percent in 2014, according to a survey by the National Business Group on Health.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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