Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2013

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This report on health benefit trends relies on multiple sources including interviews with health plan actuaries and industry leaders, a review of available surveys and analyst reports, and PwC’s 2012 Health and Well-Being Touchstone Survey of 1,400 employers from more than 30 industries. The report finds that the focus on medical cost containment strategies is continuing, aided by the sluggish economy, reforms in the healthcare industry, and efforts by employers to hold down costs. More than half of the employers surveyed by are considering increasing employees’ share of health benefit cost and expanding health and wellness programs in 2013.  Published: 2012

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