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M3 Releases 2016 Health Benefits Trend Report

Employee Benefits

M3 Insurance has released its 2016 Health Care Trend Report. This annual publication focuses on the status of health insurance costs and plan designs throughout Wisconsin.

Trend Report.16_pg11The data within the report provides both public and private sector organizations a way to benchmark their employee benefit plan types, costs, deductibles, co-payments, and more. It offers insight on how employers are using benefit plan design to hold costs down and how different size employers are faring in the current marketplace.

Data published in the report shows that health plan premiums experienced a 6.7% growth rate over the past year. This is the second highest rate of change since 2011, but a slowdown from 2015.

The report is based on data obtained (as of April 30, 2016) from M3 clients across a variety of industries. It consists of 1,367 distinct benefit plans among 646 employers. Most of these employers reside in Wisconsin and firms range in size from three to more than 5,000 employees.

Call your M3 Account Executive to discuss the report findings in relation to your organization. Hard copies of the report are also available upon request.

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