group of diverse people at meeting table. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new report outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the current health care and benefits market.

The report, from HR and benefits software company Ease, noted that SMBs are still struggling with rising medical premiums, with the smallest employers facing the biggest hikes in premium costs. Employers with 1-10 employees saw a 12% increase in average family-plan premiums in 2022; nearly double the rate of inflation, and the largest increase seen by that segment in four years.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.