Rising cost health care costs will largely burden employees rather than employers, as companies continue to make workers pay for a larger share of their health care through higher deductibles and increased copays. (Photo: iStock)

While much of the discussion of health care premiums has focused on the increases slated for plans offered through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, costs are also expected to rise for the tens of millions of Americans covered by employer-sponsored insurance.

A recent survey of 133 large companies by the National Business Group on Health finds that health care costs will increase by an average of 6 percent for large employers. More than a third of those employers will only offer high-deductible plans.

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