New York employers see health care costs rise at faster clip since ACA

Laurel Pickering, president and chief executive of the Northeast Business Group on Health, which represents employers, attributed the more rapid growth in employers’ costs to higher costs of care in New York and rising drug costs.

To combat escalating health care costs, local employers are shifting more costs to employees through high-deductible health plans, and they’re investing more in health management programs that aim to keep workers’ chronic illnesses in check, she said.