Employers are putting the onus on employees to help curb rising health care costs, and the inability to motivate and change employee habits is prompting concern, according to Aon Hewitt, a global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corp.

“As employers wrestle with the reality of continued increasing costs, they are ramping up efforts to ensure cost efficiency, including negotiations with insurers, elimination of ineffective programs, and pursuit of new approaches to motivate employees to use cost effective, high quality providers,” Jim Winkler, Large Employer Segment leader in the Health & Benefits Practice with Aon Hewitt, tells INN.

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