Friday, September 12, 2008

News You Can Use: Buck, Mercer disagree on 2009 premium raises

Two studies on the same topic from consulting groups Buck and Mercer have benefit managers scratching their heads.

Mercer says premium raises will be the lowest in a decade, around 5.7%, while Buck predicts double-digit increases yet again, somewhere in the range of 10-11%.

We'll see how this one shakes out, but in the meantime, let's prepare for the worst and hope for the best!

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