Employers To See 2011 Medical Costs Jump

Companies that offer employee health insurance can expect another steep jump in medical costs next year, and we are learning that more will ask workers to share a bigger chunk of the expense.

For the first time, most of the American workforce is expected to have health insurance deductibles of $400 or more.

The health care reform law passed has just started to unfold and will have little impact on costs next year.

Economists found that medical costs are expected to rise 9 percent next year.