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The staggering cost of employee health insurance has reached an all-time high — an estimated $14,800 per worker next year. Rising costs have surpassed inflation three times over, and spending on benefits continues to absorb compensation that could otherwise go to wages.

For many companies, the trend is ever upwards, with “get less, pay more” packages from insurers that consider “only” a five-percent increase to be a good year. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can avoid overpaying in this area while still providing the highest quality care to your employees at the lowest possible rates.

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