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A monthly report covering health care plan design and legislative changes                   Volume 49, Number 2
 

In This Issue


Health Care To Become The Most Expensive Employee Benefit

Only 46% of CDHP enrollees and 30% of HDHP participants indicated they were extremely or very likely to stay with their current health plans if given the opportunity to switch, compared with 60% of participants in comprehensive plans.


IBM Enhances 401(k) While Freezing Pension Plan


Unions Promote Legislation Forcing Large Employers To Pay For Health Benefits

While the state bills vary, most proposals mandate that employers above a certain size commit between 8% and 11% of their payrolls to health care benefits or pay an equivalent amount to a state fund that would subsidize insurance coverage for low-income workers.



U.S. Health Care Spending Accounted For 16% Of GDP In 2004


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