Colorado city relies on self-funded plan to rein in health care costs

Colorado city relies on self-funded plan to rein in health care costs

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Since 2003, employer health care premiums in the U.S. have increased by 80 percent, according to industry estimates. Municipalities, in particular, have experienced a dramatic rise in health costs. In Arvada, Colo., (population 108,530; 1,600 covered employees and dependents), city administrators were struggling with year-over-year health care cost increases of 8 to 10 percent. The city has an older-than-average workforce. Arvada’s total medical claims costs were nearly 23 percent above norm when city officials looked for a solution.

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