Employer Healthcare Costs Predicted to Increase 6.5%

Employers that pay for their employees’ healthcare coverage will face a 6.5% increase in 2023, according to a report from consulting firm Aon. That’s more than twice the 3% increase in 2022, but well below the 9.1% increase in the Consumer Price Index. One approach for employers is to address chronic conditions, which also have implications for absence, productivity, and disability, Aon said in a statement.