TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Share of health care costs rising for employees

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 4:28 p.m.
 

Pennsylvania employers are more likely to increase the portion of health insurance costs their employees pay rather than drop coverage, according to preliminary results from a national survey from benefits consulting firm Mercer.

J.T. Shilling, the business leader for Mercer's Pittsburgh and Cleveland offices, said 63 percent of the 127 employers in the state that were surveyed plan to increase cost sharing in 2013, compared with 43 percent nationally.

Meanwhile, only 6 percent of the Pennsylvania companies surveyed think they'll drop health insurance in 2014 when the biggest parts of federal health care reform go into effect. Shilling said 21 percent of companies surveyed nationally expect the Affordable Care Act will lead them to cancel health plans in 2014.

Add Alex Nixon to your Google+ circles.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Falling fuel prices help airlines — not fliers
  2. Mortgage rate slide’s impact could be minimal
  3. Rule to close coal royalty loophole
  4. Education Management removes itself from Nasdaq listing
  5. World’s 1st carbon capture power plant switches on in Canada
  6. PUC approves Columbia Gas pipeline extensions program for homeowners
  7. Toy sellers to enhance marketing as holidays approach
  8. Stocks jump on strong earnings, led by 3M, Caterpillar
  9. Highmark seeks double-digit increase for more benefits, heavy use
  10. Natrona Bottling Co. keeps soda pop operation focused on craft, taste
  11. Calgon Carbon poised for explosive growth
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.