Employee Health Costs to Exceed $10,000

New data reveals that the average cost for healthcare per employee will surpass the $10,000 mark next year.

Analysis by Aon Hewitt, a division of Aon Corp., forecasts that large companies will on average pay $10,475 for healthcare premiums per employee in 2012. This is up 7% from $9,702 in 2011.

The firm sites an aging workforce as one of the primary factors for this increase.

Aon Hewitt is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing.