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Brain with gears Employers are not only expanding their health care program offerings, but more and more are also starting to address broader organizational factors. (Image: Shutterstock)

Employers should be prepared to handle rising health care costs to treat mental and behavioral health disorders – expected by insurers to become some of the top and most expensive conditions, according to Willis Tower Wilson’s 2020 Global Medical Trends Survey.

While cancer, cardiovascular diseases and conditions affecting musculoskeletal and connective tissue continue to be the most prevalent and expensive conditions, mental and behavioral disorders will become increasingly significant, so say this year’s survey of 296 leading medical insurers operating in 79 countries.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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