Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2019

June 21, 2018

Employer medical cost trend has plateaued. While the predictability is a welcome change from the wild swings and peak double-digit trends in the 2000s, steady as she goes is not good enough. Medical costs continue to grow as a percent of total employee compensation, making even the current trend unsustainable.

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SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, 62 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company and two Accountable Care Organizations.

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