2007 Health Care Cost Projections

Lots of source articles from SHRM:

Articles and Press Releases

Burdened by Health Care Costs US Businesses Seek a Shift – Feb 2007

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0213/p01s01-usec.html

Health-Care Costs Rose 8% in 2006, Survey Finds – Feb 2007

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070222/BUSINESS/702220424/-1/ZONES04

Adding Up the Reasons for Expensive Health Care – Feb 2007
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/13/AR2007021301149.html

Little Relief from Health Benefit Cost Increases Expected, Survey Finds – Feb 2007
http://www.watsonwyatt.com/news/press.asp?ID=17089

Health Care Costs to See Sharp Rise – Jan 2007

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/business/16508593.htm

Various Recent Articles Summarized

http://www.ifebp.org/Resources/Hot+Topics/Most+Requested+Topics/hcctrends.htm

Mercer: US Health Benefit Cost Increases Level Off in 2006 – Nov 2006
http://www.mercerhr.com/pressrelease/details.jhtml/dynamic/idContent/1250485;jsessionid=XCPKPBEH5XAXYCTGOUGCHPQKMZ0QUJLW

Despite Ongoing Double-Digit Rates, Health Care Costs Continue to Moderate – June 2006

http://www.shrm.org/rewards/news_published/CMS_017281.asp

Studies and Projections

Buck Surveys: National Health Care Trends & Health and Welfare Benefits Benchmarking

https://www.bucksurveys.com/buckp/!stmenu_template.main?complex_id_in=1051099.1051530..1051530.cat

CMS/HHS: National Health Expenditures Data
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/

Employee Benefit Research Institute: Health Confidence Survey Program
http://www.ebri.org/surveys/index.cfm?fa=health

Health Affairs: Health Spending Projections Through 2016 – Feb 2007
http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/hlthaff.26.2.w242v1/DC1 – full text
http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/reprint/hlthaff.26.2.w242v1 – pdf

Hewitt: Health Care Expectations Survey
http://www.hewittassociates.com/Intl/NA/en-US/KnowledgeCenter/ArticlesReports/ArticleDetail.aspx?cid=2695

Kaiser Family Foundation

http://www.kff.org/insurance/index.cfm Health Insurance/Costs – home
http://www.kff.org/insurance/employer.cfm Employer-Sponsored Insurance
http://www.kff.org/insurance/snapshot/chcm010307oth.cfm HC Spending in the US and OECD Countries

Kaiser Family Foundation: State Health Facts: Health Costs & Budgets
http://www.statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=compare&welcome=1&category=Health+Costs+%26+Budgets

Mercer HR Consulting: National Survey of Employer Sponsored Health Plans

http://www.mercerhr.com/ushealthplansurvey

Milliman: Group Health Insurance Survey

http://www.milliman.com/press_releases/assets/Milliman-Survey-Foresees-Lowest-PR07-18-06.pdf

PriceWaterhouseCoopers: Behind the Numbers: 2007 Medical Cost Trends for Employers
http://www.pwc.com/us/eng/about/ind/healthcare/pubnumbers.html

Hewitt Health Care Expectations Survey – 2006
http://www.hewittassociates.com/Intl/NA/en-US/KnowledgeCenter/ArticlesReports/ArticleDetail.aspx?cid=2695

Segal: Health Plan Cost Trend Survey

http://www.segalco.com/corporate/pub-corporate.cfm?ID=673 – 2007
http://www.segalco.com/corporate/pub-corporate.cfm?ID=605 – 2006

Towers Perrin: Health Care Cost Survey
http://www.towersperrin.com/tp/jsp/masterbrand_webcache_html.jsp?webc=HR_Services/United_States/Press_Releases/2006/20060926/2006_09_26htm&selected=press

United Benefit Advisors: Health Plan Survey

http://benefits.com/index2.html

Watson Wyatt/National Business Group on Health Survey

http://www.watsonwyatt.com/news/press.asp?ID=17089

Employer and Employee Co-sharing of Health Care Costs

Kaiser Family Foundation – Employee Contributions for Premiums
http://www.kff.org/insurance/snapshot/chcm020707oth.cfm – Feb 2007
http://www.kff.org/insurance/7315/sections/ehbs05-sec6-1.cfm – 2005

SHRM’s Human Capital Benchmarking Study
http://www.shrm.org/research/benchmarks/

SHRM Human Capital Measure of the Month – July 2006

% of Health Care Premium for Employee Only Coverage
http://www.shrm.org/research/briefly_published/SHRM%20Human%20Capital%20Measure%20of%20the%20Month_%20Percentage%20of%20Premium%20EE%20Only%20Coverage.asp#TopOfPage

Chrysler Pegs Premiums to Salary Level – March 2006

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2006-03-15-ford-spouse-benefits_x.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics – March 2006

http://www.bls.gov/ebs/sp/ebsm0004.pdf

National Study of Employers – released October 2005

Table 17 contains top-level contribution data
http://familiesandwork.org/eproducts/2005nse.pdf

Health Care Cost Containment

Employers Fail to Take Advantage of Health Care Tools
http://www.shrm.org/hrnews_published/archives/CMS_017310.asp#P-11_0

Purchaser Guide to Value-Driven Health Care
http://www.shrm.org/government/federal/lht_published/CMS_020272.pdf

To Reduce Health Care Costs: Mix Your Remedies
http://www.shrm.org/rewards/library_published/benefits/nonIC/CMS_015442.asp

Deloitte: Reducing Corporate Health Care Costs
http://www.deloitte.com/dtt/cda/doc/content/us_chs_red_cor_hea_costs_0106.pdf

Executive Leadership for Health Care Cost Containment: Getting the Boss Onboard
http://www.shrm.org/rewards/library_published/benefits/nonIC/CMS_015539.asp

SHRM Comp & Benefits Focus Area: Health Care Resource Center
http://www.shrm.org/rewards/healthcare/

Various Articles Summarized
http://www.ifebp.org/Resources/Hot+Topics/Most+Requested+Topics/hccm.htm

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