|Published:||Nov 30, 2010 8:23 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 30, 2010 5:23 PM EST|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's health care costs are expected to increase just over 6 percent next year and many employers say they plan to pass that cost on to their workers.
The Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday that a survey of 126 large and small Florida businesses by Mercer, a benefits consulting company, found 43 percent plan to increase their employees' share of premiums.
Also, 43 percent said they'll raise workers' deductibles, co-payments, coinsurance or out-of-pocket maximums while 16 percent said they'll find some other way to shift the cost to employees.