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The top-reported conditions giving rise to adverse claim experience around the world are cancer, cardiovascular ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory conditions. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Costs for employer sponsored-medical plans in 2018 are likely to rise 8.4 percent – nearly triple the projected rate of inflation, as global risk factors such as high blood pressure, physical inactivity and obesity increase, according to Aon’s report, “2018 Global Medical Trend Rates.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert


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