December 14, 2021
  • A new survey from Mercer found that employer health insurance costs spiked in 2021 after a sharp drop in 2020. The average cost for insurance per employee rose by 6.3 percent in 2021 as care use returned to more normal levels. Insurance costs increased by 3.4 percent on average per employee last year. Employers are optimistic that the trend is unlikely to continue, projecting a 4.4 percent increase for 2022. However, Mercer analysts said there are still plenty of hurdles ahead that could drive up costs. (Press release here)