More Companies Shifting Healthcare Costs to Employees

Costs have been shifted and cutbacks have come, but the health-care expense crisis continues for employers – and a new administration in the White House isn’t expected to provide companies with much help, according to i4cp's latest study.

The study found that 65% of polled companies have shifted a portion of the cost of health benefits to employees during the past 5 years. 41% of those who have transferred costs to workers have increased the amount the employee pays by up to 10%, while 33% have upped their workers’ portion of payment by 11-20%.

More alarmingly, in the face of increased costs 14% of companies overall (21% in companies with more than 10,000 workers) report a reduction in health-care plan enrollment.

See more results from the healthcare costs survey.

Erik Samdahl
Erik is the head of marketing at i4cp, and has nearly 20 years in the market research and human capital research industry.