Here are some figures Buck Consultants put together after surveying 123 insurers and plan administrators nationwide: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) costs are projected to increase 9.7% in the first half of 2013
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) costs are expected to rise by 9.3%.
Questions remain: Employers need to figure out how they are going to pay for the increases in Healthcare. Do they split the cost with employees? They need to develop their compensation and benefits strategy. Look at their turnover and figure out to keep their talent.