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Reining In Health Benefit Costs
By Rebecca Moore
From Plan Sponsor on Friday, September 16, 2016
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Health care expenses are concentrated among a relatively small percentage of high-need individuals—those who cost $50,000 or more in one year, the American Health Policy Institute notes. These high-cost claimants, as they are called, are employers’ greatest source of health care costs, surpassing medical inflation, pharmaceuticals and any specific disease or condition. According to the National Business Group on Health, these claimants are the No. 1 cost driver for 43% of large employers.