Faced with rising health costs, employers are increasingly seeking out new models of employee coverage to try to reduce spending.

A new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. based on responses from 3,107 employers finds that more than half reported at a 5 percent increase in employee medical costs this year.

The study anticipates that major changes will take place in the next year as a result of both rising costs and the emergence of new technology and new types of insurance plans.

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