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Health Care Costs Projected to Increase More Slowly During 2014 (PDF)
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May 15, 2014
"Projected cost increases for all types of medical plans are anticipated to be down by between 0.1 and 0.5 percent in 2014 ... This continues the favorable trend of slow, steady declines generally experienced since 2010.... Health insurers reported an average prescription drug trend of 9. 2 percent, a decrease of 0.7 percent from the prior survey.... [P]harmacy benefit managers, who generally do not take any underwriting risk, reported a weighted average trend factor of 4.1% -- less than half of the factor reported by health insurers -- but still up by 0.3% from the 3.8% reported in the prior survey."

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