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Workers to pay 10% more for healthcare in 2010, study predicts

Chicago Tribune, September 28, 2009
The cost of medical benefits is projected to increase again in 2010 with premiums and out-of-pocket expenses rising 10%, a study released ahead of open-enrollment season for medical benefits predicts. In 2010, the combined average premium and out-of-pocket costs for healthcare coverage for a worker are projected to climb to $4,023 a year, a 10% increase from this year, according to the annual study by Hewitt Associates.