You'll pay a little more for your workplace health insurance plan next year.
Health insurance premiums will increase by 5 percent in 2017 for employees, according to a recent study from the National Business Group on Health, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents large employers.
That's about on par with employers' predicted expenses. The 133 companies polled expect their own health-care expenses would rise by an average of 5 percent in 2017, once they have put through plan design updates for the new year.
Without those plan changes, employers' expenses would rise by 6 percent in 2017.
Specialty pharmacy costs, high-cost claimants and overall medical inflation are among the top drivers for rising health insurance premiums.