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Workers pick up greater share of health care costs, survey finds
Workers pick up greater share of health care costs, survey finds

Health care costs might be rising less sharply than they were a few years ago, but employers continue to make employees take on more of the burden, and that's likely to continue, a new survey shows. Plans with high deductibles are becoming the norm, and employers are contributing less to the employee health savings accounts tied to those plans, according to an annual survey released last week by benefits advisory organization United Benefit Advisors. "More and more of this is on the back of the employee," said Jonathan Weiner, professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "They're paying more up front and more...

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