Summary from SHRM:
Health care costs will continue to rise and for 2007 will again outstrip salary/wage gains. However, it does appear there is a trend toward stabilization since for 2007 projected costs may not break the ten percent mark. SHRM has collected 2007 health care cost projections released thus far this year. Supplementing the projection data are recent SHRM resources on health care cost containment. The final series of resources represent data (2005-06) on employer-employee co-sharing of health care contribution costs.