Some U.S. employers want to go with cuttting-edge benefits ideas to hold down health insurance costs and increase the quality of the coverage — but many seem to hope they can find a way to keep offering the kind of coverage they offer now.

Analysts at the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research supplied data supporting that idea recently when they published the results of a survey of 1,061 U.S. private-sector employers with at least three employees. The survey was performed with financial support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The team talked to employers from Aug. 19 through Oct. 8.

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