However, data from an employer survey suggests a slowing in health inflation.
That's the view from non-partisan policy wonks, watchdogs, surveys and others without stake in the game.
Employers have doubled their spending on wellness incentives in the last four years, according to new research from Fidelity Investments.
From asking employees to pay a greater portion of premiums to offering incentives for healthy lifestyles, some of the country’s largest employers are using a number of cost control measures to counter the expected rise in health care benefits in 2013.
Although the rate is a slight dip from earlier years, employers are eyeing a variety of cost-control measures.
Survey also shows preference for company-provided plans over exchanges.