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As health care costs rise and access to medical care for many insured employees becomes difficult to afford, employers must seize opportunities to drive higher health care efficiencies and provide new benefits to attract and retain talent. Inflation is impacting employees greatly, and rising health care prices amplify existing affordability issues. These rising costs for employees are a particularly important consideration for employers today, as this is still an employee’s market.

Aon recently released its Health Survey for 2023, which details employer priorities in health and benefits strategies and shows how they are responding to looming health care inflation, which is forecasted to rise 6.5% this year to more than $13,800 per employee on average.

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