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Rising care costs PwC’s Health Research Institute projects a 6 percent medical cost trend in 2019, consistent with the 5.5 percent to 7 percent range of the previous five years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

After employers and other stakeholders spent several years successfully slowing medical cost increases to single digits, the trend of rising costs for employers has stabilized – but that’s not good enough, as medical costs continue to grow as a percent of total employee compensation, according to PwC’s report, “Medical cost trend-Behind the numbers 2019.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert


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