Employee’s are once again getting hit with more of the costs of their coverage in the form of higher premiums and higher deductibles.
Health care premiums continue to take up more of employees’ paychecks.
Just over a quarter of all covered employees are enrolled in policies with a deductible of at least $2,000, up from 22 percent last year and 15 percent five years ago.
Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, according to the World Health Organization. In 2016, more than 600 million adults were obese — or about 13 percent of the world’s population leading to a jump in cancer cases and other costly health conditions.