Employer Health Benefit News September 2016
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Average Annual Workplace Family Health Premiums Rise

Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 3 percent to $18,142 this year, a modest increase at a time when workers' wages (2.5%) and inflation (1.1%) also grew modestly.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Employer News

Employer Groups Don't See Eye to Eye on EEOC Wellness Plan Ruling
Bloomberg BNA, September 23, 2016

10 Health-Care Plan Questions Employers Must Be Prepared to Answer
IndustryWeek, September 23, 2016

Small Business Owners: Break Up With Your Health Insurance Plan
Forbes, September 22, 2016

Stress Among Workers Linked to Low Wellness Center Use
HealthLeaders Media, September 16, 2016

The Workplace Benefits Migration
BenefitsPro, September 16, 2016

The Ongoing Cost Shift in Employer Health Benefits
Modern Healthcare, September 14, 2016

Employer Blogs

3 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement with Benefits
Employee Benefits News, September 20, 2016

Health Benefits Go up and up for Employers
Portland Business Journal, September 6, 2016

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Top Objectives for Integrating Voluntary Benefits with Core Benefits

1. Addressing financial stress that ultimately leads to health issues and higher benefit costs
2. Reducing absences
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Source: Xerox

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